The best way to move windows 7 or 8.1 computers from 1 local local domain server to a new server?

Hi there, I have a small business server 2003 with about 10 windows 7 and 8/8.1 PCs attached to it.

We are in the process of planning our upgrade to Windows Server 2012 Standard.

When it comes to setting up each PC and connecting it to the new domain/server, I really want the users to have minimal impact so I want the profiles, software, local data and settings to be all there with out having to do it all manually and recreating every profile on ever PC.

The user profiles are all stored on the individual PC's and the all run office  with outlook which is setup independent of the server with Office 365 hosted exchange.

What's the easiest way to do this?
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If you only have 10 clients use Windows-EasyTransfer and Windows Server Migration Tools.

More info here:

If you are a consultant use a software like Profile Migrator:
Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
This is a great tool--used it myself recently to exactly what you are doing, used it for 3 of my clients in the last 6 months--works great

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MXDEWDAuthor Commented:
Thanks lionelmm... Ive had a quick read though the documentation and this does look good. I'm going to go with this.
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