Solved

User profile transfer to new domain profile from workgroup profile

Posted on 2013-01-28
4
1,471 Views
Last Modified: 2013-02-24
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.
0
Comment
Question by:Metaltree
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 17

Assisted Solution

by:Lior Karasenti
Lior Karasenti earned 250 total points
ID: 38827070
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
Metaltree earned 0 total points
ID: 38827126
Yea, thats ProfWiz, which I've used in the past. Its my understanding that simply links to the two profiles together rather than actually moving the data. Is this still true, or can you force it to actually copy/move the data.
0
 
LVL 47

Assisted Solution

by:apache09
apache09 earned 250 total points
ID: 38833546
0
 
LVL 5

Author Closing Comment

by:Metaltree
ID: 38922796
Ended up going with profwiz
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Find out what you should include to make the best professional email signature for your organization.
It’s been over a month into 2017, and there is already a sophisticated Gmail phishing email making it rounds. New techniques and tactics, have given hackers a way to authentically impersonate your contacts.How it Works The attack works by targeti…
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
Many of my clients call in with monstrous Gmail overloading issues with Outlook. A quick tip is to turn off the All Mail and Important folders from synching. Here is a quick video I made to show you how to turn off these and other folders in Gmail s…

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question