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How to move a windows  7 computer from one domain to another domain in AD 2003?

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What is the best way to disjoin a computer account from another domain with no trust and join that to our 2003 domain?  And how to copy old profile to new profile in windows 7
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by:nsx106052
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You could start by making a copy of the profile.  C:\users\account name.  Then remove the computer from the domain and join it to the new domain and copy over files from the old profile to the new.  Once the computer has been moved you should delete the old computer account out of active directory.
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Mike Thomas earned 500 total points
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Right click my computer select properties, select "advanced system settings" and under "the computer name tab" there is a change button, firstly join the computer to a workgroup reboot the system and do the same again but this time joining it to the domain.

To join it to your domain it as to have the ip/dns settings for your network as far as the profile goes using the USMT might be best http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc748927%28WS.10%29.aspx
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by:ProgSysAdmin
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What kind of OS are you disjoining the computer account from?  What OS is the old profile on?
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by:nyousefi
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computer is windows 7. Old profile in in same compuer means windows 7
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by:alexfarias
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MojoTech: go mojo answer...is the best way.
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by:Nate630
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You could use netdom to automate the remove/join to the domains.  
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc788127(WS.10).aspx 
It might be worth trying to keep the local profiles and re-map them.  I don't know if this is possible, but it could be :-)
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by:goraek
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Quick and easiest way:

1. Copy local profiles to a network share or to a separate local folder or drive (eg D drive if you have one) or to a USB hard drive
2. Disjoin the PC from the domain untrusted domain (requires administrative credential)
3. Reboot the PC
4. Join the PC to the new domain (requires administrative credential)
4. Reboot the PC
5. Log on as the user
6. Copy the local user profile to the appropriate user folder

And you're done.
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by:sighar
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Mojotech (33423117) is right but I'd use Windows Easy Transfer to copy the user profile.  Click Start and type "Windows Easy Transfer" (also accessible from All Programs - Accessories - System Tools)
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