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Howto migrate windows profiles to domain (Windows 2008)

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Hi,

I have a workstation of which local users exist with lots of settings I'd like to migrate to their Windows domain user. The option to copy doesn't exist in profiles, only the standard profile can be copied.

Please advise how to copy so I don't have to configure the whole profile again. Please also advise what is best practises to store profile on domain controller.

J.
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They are on Win 2008. I see tool is only for xp, vista?
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... and where is the profile stored now?  Still on host? Would like to have it on server but how?
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I'm not sure we are on the same page. Do you have profiles on Windows 2008 Server R2? You want to migrate these profiles to another server?
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I understand the confustion, therefore some explanation:

I worked in my home lab on a laptop with Windows 2008 NOT member of domain. I made t a member of the domain and would now like to migrate the profiles of local users to domain.

Now I can use this tool but need to know 1 more thing. I guess I need roaming profiles to have them stored centrally. Is this best practice (roaming profiles)?
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Yes if you want to have all profiles centrally stored and located then you would use roaming profiles.
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Can you tell how to migrate from domain to roaming, just via policy?
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