I'm joining a computer to a domain (server 2008 foundation edition r2). The computer is a Windows 7 professional machine. Is there any way to get the local user account on the domain, or do I have to create a new user on the domain and then move all the data over from this user to the new user?
You can't migrate the account from a local machine to the domain, no. This has been true of all versions of windows even back in the NT days.
You'll have to create a new account. However, you can migrate
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This tutorial will walk an individual through configuring a drive on a Windows Server 2008 to perform shadow copies in order to quickly recover deleted files and folders.
Click on Start and then select Computer to view the available drives on the se…