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unjoining a series of workstations from a old domain controller

I have 80+ workstations I need to unjoin from a domain and join back to a new domain.  Is there an automated way of doing this without having to go to each workstation?
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Radhakrishnan RITCommented:
Hi,

Yes, you can use Powershel to achieve this.  The script and steps can be found here

https://migration-blog.com/2013/06/18/moving-servers-between-domains-with-powershell-v3-add-computer-commandlet/

Hope this helps.
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gopher_49Author Commented:
Awesome.. Let me review this over the weekend.

Thanks.
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gopher_49Author Commented:
Radhakrishnan Rajayyan,

What do you suggest to copy their old profile to their new one?  I'm also trying to void manually copying over profile items.

Thanks.
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Radhakrishnan RITCommented:
Hi,

There are plenty of 3rd party tools available to copying profiles across. You can try using this http://www.mustbegeek.com/migrating-user-profiles-from-old-domain-to-new-domain/

PS - I haven't used this tool before but it's just up to you whether to use or not.
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Krzysztof PytkoActive Directory EngineerCommented:
Hmm,
why won't you consider migrating your workstations from one domain to another? You will have SID history preserved and you do not have to worry about profiles migration and permissions management on File Servers etc.

I would suggest to migrate them from old domain into the new one with free Microsoft Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) but before that, please read its guide and prepare yourself for the action.
Guide is available under https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=19188

You need to download appropriate version of ADMT for you particular WIndows Server OS but this is the least problem :)

Regards,
Krzysztof
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