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Easiest way to transfer profiles after a domain migration Windows 7

I am trying to come up with the easiest way to transfer user profiled in Windows 7 from one domain to another.  Once I convert the server the SID's will no longer exist and users will be re-created fresh.  Is there a way to use a migration tool to transfer all of the users settings from one profile to another?
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pjam

8/22/2022 - Mon
pjam

Our company uses the "Quest Tool" for AD Migrations, but it is not free.
Fozzie4

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Which product specifically?  I am not opposed to purchasing a tool if it makes copying the data from 12 users easy, I seem to run into this quite often!
archerslo

How many users are you talking about?
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10-15 workstations and laptops each site in 2 trips, both are branch sites where I will be limited to how much time I will have at each site due to travel arrangements.
pjam

The Quest tool is Migration Manager for Active Directory.  Read about it here:
http://www.quest.com/migration-manager-for-active-directory/
I have enver run the tool as that is done remotely by someone else in our organization.  I have always been on site for verification and fine tuning.
archerslo

I have some experience transferring profiles manually, but not with this particular scenario. So forgive me while I try to understand your process... When you arrive on site, will you have already made the domain change? Will the users have already logged in and effectively generated new profiles on their machines?
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pjam

No,
The computers are migrated from domain A to domain B and their usernames are moved from A to B with a single password so we can login and verify they have been migrated, ie desktop, Outlook, My Docs, Favorites etc.
Fozzie4

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I need to go onsite, take a 2008 server off of a domain from a company that we are aquiring and join it to ours, effectively breaking all of the user SID's and then migrate the user machines (Windows 7) to ours.  My manual process was to break the domain (migrate their server) join each workstation to the domain and then copy their favorites, desktop items etc over but then I have to deal with that ^%#&! n2k file when people bitch that their autoname's (my contacts!) aren't showing up in Outlook.  I am also joining them to OUR exchange server and I have seen weird things happen when you copy the N2K file from a different Exchange server.
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I don't think that tool would work.  Unfortunately this is a merger but the company we are pulling the people from is sticking around and they don't want us in their AD at all so we will have to find a solution that can use the local copy of the profiles.
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