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?