Solved

Best Method To Perform Domain Migration

Posted on 2014-10-29
5
297 Views
1 Endorsement
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
Hello,

I am in the process of performing a domain migration. All computers are running Windows 7.

Unfortunately there is no trust between the domains and it is not possible to create one.

I am manually migrating the computer from domain 1 to domain 2.

I then logon to the new user account in domain 2. I need to migrate the profile from the user1 account to the new user2 account on the same computer.

What is the best and easiest method of doing this?

If manually  copying files, I can manually move the Documents, Desktop, Favorites, etc... What other folders do I need to migrate? AppData?  Anything else?

Thanks,

Mike
1
Comment
Question by:Vizroy
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Abdul Khadja Alaoudine
ID: 40410558
Go to http://www.forensit.com/downloads.html

Download User Profile Wizard 3.8. You can migrate the profile easily to new domain.
0
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
Andy M earned 500 total points
ID: 40410661
The method we follow is to use the in-built Windows Easy Transfer wizard to backup the documents/settings (profile) for the user, remove the computer from the domain, add it to the new domain and run the wizard to transfer the profile to the new domain account.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Vizroy
ID: 40410695
For the Windows Easy Transfer Wizard I did not see an option to transfer to new profile on the same computer.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Andy M
ID: 40411080
When you are restoring the profile after selecting the folder there is an option to chose which user account you want to apply it to. Off the top of my head I believe it's either under "Customize" or "Advanced Settings" when it says which account it's restoring to. You do need to log in at least once with the new account before you do this otherwise the transfer wizard won't see the new account as a viable option.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Vizroy
ID: 40439155
Excellent solution!
0

Featured Post

Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Question has a verified solution.

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

An article on effective troubleshooting
Determining the an SCCM package name from the Package ID
This Micro Tutorial will give you a introduction in two parts how to utilize Windows Live Movie Maker to its maximum editing capability. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows 7 operating system.
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

732 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