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Please advise on moving a user's profile from one domain to another.

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I would like to move a Win 7 box to a new domain, and need to know the best way to
move the user's profile and home directory files from user.old domain to user.new domain
without messing up the permissions.  Thanks

old domain is win 2000

new domain is win sbs 2008

workstations are win 7
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Thanks for getting back to me guys.

RE: Windows Easy Transfer, it looks like this is for transferring files to a new computer, I want to transfer a user profile and files from a user in one domain to a new (replicated) user in a new domain.

RE: ADMT, this is from the download page:

Target domain: The target domain must be running either Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003

Source domain: The source domain must be running Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, or Windows NT Server 4.0


I am going from win 2000 all the way to 2008.  

I should note that running adprep  on the old win 2000 and dcpromo on the new one was not an option, as the old DC is unstable and services are crashing. Im not clear as to how much of migrating from 2000 to 2008 is supported by Microsoft...

I think I am going to try the Forensit User Profile Wizard , has anyone had luck with this?
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You can also use USMT: http://blog.springhouse.com/index.php/2010/06/28/usmt-40-simplified-at-least-a-little/

I never used Forensit User Profile Wizard but it looks pretty strait forward.
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Well, I used the Forensit Migration Wizard and it worked as good as I could hope.  Now, I dont know anything about how the tool performs when its used with a script, but the interactive method worked for me.

I anyone uses it, make sure you choose the correct profile to migrate over, and back up first...
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Thanks for the tip. Good to know for the future.
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Im grading myself? Hmmm , all A's for me!
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