2003 Small Business Server crash, about put in 2012R2 Essentials server and have a question on transferring the client profiles

So the 2003 server crashed and now all client pc's are temporarily connecting to a NAS device for data access.
They are able to log into their W7 domain profiles on their individual computers because they are cached. There is no domain controller to authenticate, nor will there be until after the 2012R2 Essentials server is  in place.

What I'm trying to find out is how I will manage to preserve the profiles on the workstations.
I'm hoping that the "transfer profile" feature that happens shortly after running the connect software (//servername/connect) to the 2012 server will do it seamlessly.
I'm worried though that there will be some reason it's not allowed to happen.
Has anyone had a chance to try this?
If not, any suggestions on the best and quickest to duplicate the old domain profile to a new domain profile?
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
The profile migration wizard in essentials *only* work with local/workgroup profiles. Profiles from an old domain will not be transferred and the option will not even be provided.  You are looking at a full rebuild.  There are 3rd party tools that you can purchase that can migrate profile settings, such as laplink or profwiz, but it will still be a new profile, programs will need to be reinstalled, and not all settings will transfer.  If you really want to make the situation seamless, restore a backup and perform a server migration.  You can even try restoring a backup into a VM and cleaning things up. It'll be kludgy, but it'll get the job done.
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