Outlook 2010 transfer from local profile to domain profile


I have just finished setting up a DC and I am looking to migrate all of the users from the local pc over to the domain i.e. from 'workgroup' scenario to a domain scenario.

I have a test pc setup on the domain, I have set myself up as a user, used the Easy Transfer Wizard, etc. and copied all of the files and setting across. It worked OK however it will copy the local profile from the 'workgroup' pc to a local profile on the domain PC. Once you have logged into the PC as a domain user you still have to copy the contents of the local profile to the domain profile. This works OK, I can point the .OST file to look to the one from the 'workgroup' pc, but the email history is not coming across.

How can I copy the email history from the 'workgroup' pc to the new domain pc? I read you could find it in "%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Outlook" but this has .XML files in it, is this what Outlook 2010 uses versus the old .NK2 files?

Any help will be greatly appreciated, i thank-you in advance for taking the time to respond. Email users are picky and will want to have their email history intact.


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outlook 2010 does not use the NK2. It stores the list as a hidden file in the inbox and creates 'suggested contacts' for everyone you send mail to

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and this how to copy Autocomplete in OL2010 to new profile,


Hope this helps.
ellitechAuthor Commented:
Sounds good...in Outlook 2007 what would the process be?

We have a few users who are still running Outlook 2007.

ellitechAuthor Commented:
Do you have a tutorial link for transferring across in Outlook 2007?

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