How do I keep a users existing profile when I move their PC from a SBS 2003 server to a 2012 R2 Essentials Server?
Posted on 2014-04-22
I have an SBS 2003 server that I am going to replace with a 2012 R2 Essentials server.
When I remove a client PC from the SBS server and add it to the 2012 server I loose the clients desktop, favorites, etc. The desktop is actually still on the client PC of course because I can restore it back to the SBS server and their desktop is still their.
During the process of connecting the PC to the 2012 server it ask if I want to migrate the user data, but I am logged on as a local administrator so the only option I have is for the administrator account. Logging on as a local administrator is the only option I have after removing the PC from the old domain.
How can I get the client's desktop, favorites, etc. back after I connect the PC to the 2012 server?
All client PC's are Windows 7 Pro.