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Windows 7 Copy User Profile is greyed out

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I am installing a Windows 2008 R2 server in place of a Windows SBS 2003 today. There are only 3 workstations. I want to copy the user profile to a new profile so I can copy this new profile to the NEW user when I have replaced the SBS with WIn 2008 non SBS.
This went well on the one XP machine we have. However on the Win 7 machine I have:
Logged in as Domain Admin and created a new local user, JohnCopy.
I have logeed out as Admin and logged in as JohnCopy.
I have logged out as JohnCopy and logged in as Domain Admin.
Start>Computer (right click)>Properties>User Profiles

When I highlight the user John with the intent of copying the profile to JohnCopy, the Copy To button is greyed out.

What do I need to do to copy this profile?
thanks,
pat
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I found a post which said to add Full Contorl for the Domain Admin to the User Folder. I did this and received numerous error messages in the process, just as the post said I would. I restarted the computer. I still cannot copy but I am concerned I did something wrong when setting the security.

Now in windows Explorer, if I right click on C:\Users and select properties, the Administrator account has a red X next to it. Also, it lists administrator and not (Guizzettimushro/Administrator). I assume this means the Domain Administrator was not given permissions, correct?
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Win7 has Windows Easy Transfer.  You can use that to transfer the info into a compressed file, then run the easy transfer to get it back after you've joined to the new server.
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