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Migrate users from Workgroup to Domain under Server 2008

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I need to migrate five users currently sharing a pseudo file server under XP Pro (i.e. they are on a workgroup) into a new domain called Fulwell.local on a new server machine running Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation.
Four users are under XP Pro and the fifth is under Windows 7.
I have looked at MoveUser.exe but this is not compatible with Server 2008. I have also read about Win32_UserProfile WNI.
I need to know the best way of migrating these users into the domain, what software (if any) to use and from which machine I would run it (i.e. server or client)?
Thanks.
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Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
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I assume you are referring to user profiles as you cannot move users from workgroup to domain - just the user profiles.

I would recommend the ForensIT User Profile Wizard - www.forensit.com (see "Free Downloads")

Specifically, join the workstations to the domain, then log in as the domain administrator.  Then run the Wizard on the workstation and specify what user account you want to migrate the profile to.  It's pretty simple - used it to migrate myself a few weeks back on a workstation I finally decided to join the domain with.
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by:Darius Ghassem
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USMT is a good tool to migrate the users profiles to the domain profile.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555542

Moveuser will still work on your Windows XP machines so this will not affect you.
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Excellent suggestion re  ForensIT User Profile Wizard. As you mention, you have to ensure you are logged in as the domain administrator on workstation when you run this otherwise it produces a corrupt profile.
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