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Terminal Server Clone 2008 R2 - 2012 R2 (User Profile Retention)

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Good Morning All,

I am in a situation where I am attempting to migrate a terminal server from 2008 R2 to 2012 R2.
The server is virtualized (ESXi 6), to avoid downtime, I have cloned the server with a new MAC.

The machine has been fully upgraded to 2012 R2, however after renaming and re-joining to the domain,
I am of course greeted with new profiles for domain accounts that have previously logged into the server.
I'm looking for a free or paid way to mitigate this.
(I should note, this is a copy of the old terminal server, all data is retained (user folders - C:\users)

Is there a way to, without user interaction, merge the new and old profiles?
I am especially interested in retaining profile specific registry settings relating to Outlook.

Thank you in advance
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