Win7 PC in 2008 R2 domain won't let me access Previous user files

Posted on 2014-08-11
Last Modified: 2014-08-15
copying desktops from old domain to new domain.

we moved a PC from one domain to another & it won't let me access the files from the previous domain on the PC. I get challenged for new domain Admin account but it doesn't seem to take.

ON the PC under USERS:
username - files from 2003 domain
corp/username - current files for user

1st PC went as expected & copied files with minimal hassle.

One PC is not letting me access files from the previous domain even with the new domain administrator. 1st PC worked fine but not the 2nd. I may have to open another question for that.
Question by:Randy Downs
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    Go to the folder, right click, go to properties, security, advanced, owner and change the owner to the current user account, then click Apply, then go to Permissions, click change permissions, add, and set the current user to have full permissions, check the box to replicate all child ojbect permissions with inheritable permsissions from this object, click apply, then ok, ok, ok and try again.
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    by:Randy Downs
    Thanks, I don't think I had access to that tab but I will look again. So far, I have tried logging on PCs with domain Admin & had little problem transferring files but have not revisited  problem PC
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    you need to do it from the SERVER if the files are there via folder redirection.

    If on the pc then you have to take ownership of the c:\users\username.olddomain folder
    from an elevated command prompt
    takeown /f c;\user\username.olddoman /r /d n

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    by:Randy Downs
    I haven't tried the takeown but I got the files copied over by logging in with domain "Administrator" account. When I tried to access the security tab I got the same prompt loop as I got by just double clicking the folder.

    "Enter Admin account"

    Looks like the problem machine works better using a Domain Admin account with the full path:

    Still having issues connecting via RDP. Not sure if that's related.
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    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
    why didn't you use USMT or ADMT to transfer the user files? I hope when you copied over the files you use the copy and not the MOVE command i.e. select copy and then paste other than drag and drop (which on the same volume does a move) and that you did not overwrite any existing files.
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    by:Randy Downs
    I got these to copy over another way but these are good tips thanks so much

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