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Can you use USMT to migrate users settings across domain?

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We need to migrate users from domain A to B and i heard that USMT will allow you to do this smoothly but there is some tweaking to do. Do you guys know how to do this?

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You can use USMT but I'd also look into another free product http://www.forensit.com/domain-migration.html

I also made the same suggestion last year and you can see the tool got really good reviews there too  http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_26408269.html

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Thanks for the quick response. I looked at that tool you mentioned but let me present the scenario better so you can see what i'm looking for:

We need a tool that will allow us to do the following
-Back up user (s) profiles on the OLD domain.
-Reimage the computer with our standard image OR replace machine with a newer one if needed.
-Join machine to our domain.
-Put the user (s) profiles back "on the NEW domain"

That tool (unless im missing something) will not store the setting on a specified location where i can retrieve it later and restore. See?
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Won't blow smoke,  I'd have to test USMT to know if it meeds all those requirements.

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I just wanted to add that even though your initial suggestion was not what i was looking for I actually used that tool in a different project I it totally rocked! Very easy to use and very eficient

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