Move Existing Users Documents and Settings from c: to d: on XPSP3 computers in 2003 Domain
Posted on 2011-02-17
I told a client, "Sure, no problem!" when asked if I could do this because I did it all the time when setting up NEW workstations. oops.
I have an installation of 30 XPSP3 workstations in a domain with a Windows Server 2003 domain controller. All of the workstations have at least 2 user profiles, sometimes 5 or 6. I want to move all of the profiles to the local d: drive so that c: can be ghosted with no user info lost.
I have looked at Q20253777, and KB article #Q236621. The stumper on the "Move Entire Folder" plan is "You must complete this change for every instance in the registry..." which is a very time consuming task for 30 workstations with multiple users. I have tried a number of registry search and replace tools, but have had issues with all of them.
Has anyone actually done this successfully with minimal labor at each workstation?