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Migrating Roaming Profiles 2003 to 2012 new server and new domain

Posted on 2014-07-22
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We currently have 8 Windows 7 workstations with roaming profiles and folder re-direction on 2003 server. We are installing a new 2012 server with a new domain. We are planning to copy Documents, Favourites etc to the local hdd of each computer and recreate the domain then copy back to the new location on the server 2012. I tried on a VM to access the documents from within Server 2012 and I am unable to access. If I change the permissions to allow the administrator to access, I can access the files but this messes up access of the Windows 7 workstations accessing the profiles.

Is there an easier way of doing this?
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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Ensure that in the folder redirection gpo that if the gpo is disabled that the files will go back to the original source,
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My concern is that my moving to a different domain the profiles may reference the old domain and we will start seeing errors when users login into the new domain.
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
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1. set the gpo to that it will go back when disabled on the old domain and then disable/remove the users from the redirected folders gpo
2. Wait until the files are moved back.
3. switch the users to the new domain
4. enable folder redirection on the new domain

Unless you use ADMT the users will get a new profile on the new domain.
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