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Preserve profile while removing workstation from domain


We are going to remove a Windows Server 2008 and replace it with a Synology DS415+

We will have to remove the Windows 7  and XP workstations from the domain but would like to preserve the users' profiles

What would be the best way to accomplish ?

Yann Shukor
Yann Shukor
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If I understand the above correctly, you are removing the domain along with the Server. So then you need new non-domain (WORKGROUP) profiles for the computers. You cannot just move the profiles over. You need to copy the documents you need, remove the computers from the domain (be certain to do this), set up new local profiles and recover the data you need.
QlemoBatchelor and DeveloperCommented:
You can use the free User Profile Wizard from http://www.forensit.com/downloads.html to manually convert domain profiles to local ones. It will also remove the machine from the domain.
John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you do this, remember that corrupt (damaged) profiles are exceedingly common and Office cannot withstand a damaged profile.

This is a good opportunity to clean things up rather than propagate problems.
Yann ShukorOwnerAuthor Commented:
That is why I gave you a B
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