User profile transfer to new domain profile from workgroup profile
Posted on 2013-01-28
I have a client that currently is working a workgroup. I've setup a new Server 2012 DC for them. Obviously, I'm planning to join the computers to the domain.
My question pertains to the user profiles. In the past, with Windows XP and other operating systems I've used ProfWiz when going workroup to domain, or the Windows Easy Transfer when going from computer to computer.
However, what is the fastest and most efficient way to move profile information from their standard workgroup profile to their new domain profile while hoping to possibly retain all settings, including appdata information? I was originally going to try and do the Windows Easy Transfer, but some of these profiles are approaching 100 gigs and that process of backing up and restoring takes way too long.