Migrating user profiles from Workgroup to Active Directory Model

Posted on 2010-01-06
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hi experts

I need to migrate some users/pc (15) to our new active directory (on windows 2008 SBS) and I want to retain all the user's profiles (desktop etc.)
What is the best (fastest, cleanest) way to do that?

I stumbled across the following  pages, what do you think about them?
Question by:Arikael
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    From Microsoft:

    Step 4 - User Profile Migration
             1. After adding the desktops to the domain. Users profile may require to re-configure.
                  You can use: Windows User State Migration Tool (USMT) version 2.6 to resolve
                  this issue.
    You can also use "Moveuser.exe" utility, from Windows 2003 Resource Kit to accomplish this task.
             2. You can migrate users PST file to Exchange server mailboxes by using
                  "Exmerge" utility.
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    which way would you recommend?
    USMT, plain copy (petri-link), forensit, or a completly different approach?
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    by:Darius Ghassem
    I have used USMT multiple times without any issues this tool has worked for me.

    You can also go this direction as well.

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