[Last Call] Learn about multicloud storage options and how to improve your company's cloud strategy. Register Now

x
?
Solved

Profiles (User Accounts) on a computer once I change Servers.

Posted on 2016-09-23
2
Medium Priority
?
50 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-24
Question - Local Machine (Windows 10) hooked to a Windows Server:
Is there a way to use the settings of an old profile (hooked to window server 2003) on a new profile (hooked to server 2012 R2) ?

Problem Defined
I had windows Server 2003 and just upgraded to Windows Server 2012 R2.  I had my buddy do it - I'm a programmer and know very little about these things.

I have 2 machines (both Windows 10) that I hook to the server, a desktop and a laptop.  I spent about 30 hours getting everything on my desktop machine to work like I wanted them to work, because the new profile did not have any of the setup information that I customized for my many many programs.
My buddy is coming back next week to hookup my laptop to the new network and I've documented most of it, but I would love to have the laptop know to use the setup stuff in the old profile.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
LJG
0
Comment
Question by:LJG
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 83

Accepted Solution

by:
David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 2000 total points
ID: 41812866
if they were the same domain then there would have not been this problem.  You could have used the ADMT (Active Directory Migration tool) to migrate from one domain to another

"Welcome! The Windows Server Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) V3.2 is a free utility that allows you to migrate objects (users, computers, groups, etc.) from one Windows Server Active Directory domain/forest to another:
0
 
LVL 2

Author Closing Comment

by:LJG
ID: 41813800
Thanks
LJG
0

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Group policies can be applied selectively to specific devices with the help of groups. Utilising this, it is possible to phase-in group policies, over a period of time, by randomly adding non-members user or computers at a set interval, to a group f…
Here's a look at newsworthy articles and community happenings during the last month.
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…

650 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question