Maintain User Profiles on Workstations During Server "Migration"
Posted on 2010-08-23
We're migrating from a configuration of (1) Win2K Domain Controller and (1) Win Server 2003 Enterprise Replicated Domain Controller
(1) SBS 2008 server.
We are not really doing a full migration since we are just planning to build everything from the ground up on the new server, disconnect all of the workstations from the old domain, and then reconnect them to the new domain. However, we want to be able to have our users log in to the same local profile on their workstations because they'll freak out if the icons don't look the same, etc.
Is there an easy way to do this? I know we used to us a registry "hack", or shall I say configuration, on XP workstations. It worked well if you did all the steps properly. Is this the best bet to do what we're trying to do?
We have about 12 workstations or so that will be affected by this change. Also, we do not use roaming profiles and we're not interested in doing that either.