Best practice for using Forensit to move from SBS 2003 to Essentials 2012

We were moving a domain of 7 users from SBS 2003 to Essentials 2012R2. I had never done this and a friend helping out had a FABS backup app to migrate the user profiles.  

With that app, you backup the profile to a folder, manually join a workgroup from the old domain, manually join the new domain with the http://connect wizard that installs the essentials agent, then restore the backed up profile.  It seemed there were some things that were lost (1 obscure thing - a user mentioned that the insert key didn't work in word after the move... there's a setting in word to enable / disable the insert key.  That didn't come over with the move?)

Because of those things that didn't come over after a few of the machines, I wanted something else and people here mentioned Forensit.  I used the free version - much simpler and quicker - enter the credentials for the new domain while still joined to the old domain, some clicks and you are on the new domain!

But a key thing is that this doesn't install the Essentials agent for backing up the desktop (and other things the agent would do).

I try running the essentials wizard to add the agent and it balks that this machine is already on the domain / have to put it in a workgroup first.

Using Forensit, is there a way to get the essentials agent on the machine?

Do I need to use a paid version of Forensit?

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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
We've used the paid version for many migrations included Netware to 2012 RTM!

It works great.

The manual is very simple step-by-step with all you need to make it happen.

It is automagic. Users log on in the morning to the old domain and the process starts. Once complete pretty kitty and everything else is now hooked into the new domain with no loss of the local profile.

The ESS agent may be able to be delivered via Group Policy if it's an MSI. Otherwise that's a touch step.
Rob WilliamsCommented:
The Connect wizard will not move profiles if the PC has been previously joined to any domain.  ProfWiz/Forensit will work well in your case.
I have written a blog article specifically addressing SBS which may be helpful

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