Posted on 2014-12-01
I inherited a mess when the guy before me was fired. None of his work was documented and I have been playing CSI since I started here. We are in the process of migrating from physical laptops to thin clients and all VMs. We are moving from one domain (test.org) to one parent and two children (Test.org >Test1.org & test2.org). Since the old and new domains are named the same I cannot establish a trust and it is going to be restructured different. The file structure on the file server will be the same, I was contemplating just removing the file server from the old domain and adding it to the new one. I realize that I will have to assign the permissions manually to all of the data though. What would be the best way to complete this as far as user accounts, files, permissions, exchange server, etc? Right now I am at a loss and I was just going to recreate all of the user accounts. We only have about 40 users. Also right now we use folder redirection for the desktop, my documents and favorites. I have already create a group policy in the new domain, and it works, but when the user logs in for the first time it creates the folder. Is there a way to create the folder, put data in it, and then have the user synch up with it and already have the right permissions? I tested it and all it did not work. All of the VMs will run windows 7 and the servers are 2008R2.