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Connecting workstation to SBS 2011 - Profile move options says none

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-Connecting workstation to SBS 2011
-Using http://connect
-Computer meets requirements
-User folder not marked private
-Everyone has full control permissions
When the "Moving existing user data and settings" screen comes up "none" is the only option.
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by:sivra
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Hello;

The existing user and data settings will transfer local users (workgroup) data and settings.  If the computer was disjoined from another domain first, those user settings and data are not available.  A swing migration would have done the data transfer.  The other option is to do the Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Files and Settings Transfer Wizard before and after joining the domain.

Good luck.
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Rob Williams earned 500 total points
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Agreed, if the machine was ever a member of a domain the option to move the profile is not present. I have also seen this happen for unexplained reasons.
With SBS 2003 the wizard was very critical, but with SBS 2008 and 2011 it makes little difference other than moving the profile as all client features are applied through group policy. Profwiz has a great free little tool that will join the domain and move the profile for you which I frequently use with newer versions of SBS. Please see the following link for details:
http://blog.lan-tech.ca/2011/05/19/sbs-and-profwiz/
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by:brianaasmall
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Thanks.  I will try the Prowiz tool.

The client is Windows 7 Pro and has never been on a Domain.
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by:Rob Williams
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I have had a few that don't show up and never been able to explain it. Profwiz should work well for you.
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by:brianaasmall
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I went ahead and joined the domain using the Web Connect thinking that my only option was going to be the Windows Easy Transfer.  Is it too late to try Profwiz?  Thanks.
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by:Rob Williams
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You can un-join the network and then use Profwiz, or just manually copy the user's My Documents, Favorites, Desktop items, and such.
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Thanks RobWill.
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