Migrate Win XP Roaming Profile to Win 7 Folder Redirection

Posted on 2012-09-11
Last Modified: 2012-09-22
Hi there.
I'm converting several of my users from a Windows XP PC to a Wyse thin client that accesses a Windows 2008 R2 Server via Remote Desktop Services (RDS).  I am using Roaming profiles on the Win XP PCs, but I would like to convert to Folder Redirection so that all data is stored on the server and not copied to the client each time a user logs in. What is the best way to convert a Windows XP PC Roaming profile to a redirected folder on a Windows 2008 R2 server?


Question by:brownmetals
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    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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    Thanks for the feedback. I couldn't get the User State Migration Tool to work for this, but I found a way to make it work with the Windows Easy Transfer Tool. There's detailed instructions at this link (post toward the bottom).

    Thanks for your help.

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