How do I migrate users to a new domain without losing their files on their current laptops

we have our new domain2.com up & running. everyone is still logging into domain1.com.

What spooked me:

* Changed the domain on a users laptop
* Then had him login to the domain
* All of his files were still under the old profile.
* We had to even recreate the email profile.

Is there an extremely easier way of doing this? I have 300 users
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ID10TzAsked:
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Mike KlineConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I've used the free (very good) forensit tool  

http://www.forensit.com/domain-migration.html

You can also search for Microsoft's USMT tool  I've not used USMT in production but the asdks (microsoft AD team blog) has a lot of posts and you can search for other blog entries.

Thanks


Mike
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ID10TzAuthor Commented:
so the forensit tool will migrate all the users data?
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Nirmal SharmaSolution ArchitectCommented:
Why don't you use USMT or similar tools to migrate profiles and data using Robocopy?

I will surely write a Remediation Pack for migrating profiles across computers. Thanks!

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ID10TzAuthor Commented:
I am going to try what mkline71 suggested with the forensit this evening
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ID10TzAuthor Commented:
quick question though: If I am migrating a users settings to a different domain but can that be done on the same laptop?
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