How to transfer defunct domain user profiles to local machines (which will be added to a new domain)
Posted on 2010-09-22
I have several computers that belong to a domain that no longer exists. In this instance, the server was resold to an office supply co. and the domain it managed no longer exists. However, the computers still belong to this domain and I need to transfer the windows user profiles to local profiles. Even the domain admin password for the old domain was unknown so I used a password reset CD to at least get control of the local system admin account.
My goal is to transfer these old domain accounts to a local system account and then join these PCs to a new domain on a new Windows 2008 Server. What is the proper way to do this?