User Profile/User Account Migration (i.e. New Client Computer Purchased for Existing Domain User/Profile).

User Profile/User Account Migration (i.e. New Client Computer Purchased for Existing Domain User/Profile).

Post by Tim Inglet » Sun, 30 Jul 2006 04:03:29


Hello all,
Would someone please provide a Step-by-Step How-To for transferring user
profiles/accounts after a new client computer has been purchased (i.e. I
have purchased a new workstation and want to join the domain with new
machine, but do not know how to handle the user account and/or user profile
issues). My main concerns are inappropriately duplicating user accounts (or
having to purposely rename the new account something else (incorrectly) to
prevent this), not having my old settings transfer (such as shared drives,
permissions, policies, internet favorites, e-mail settings, etc), and/or
missing some other unforeseen issue I have not thought of (like a security
hole).

I'm asking now because the new workstation is just out of the box, and I
don't want to goof it up and have to start over later.

Here's what I have:

Old Client being replaced: Windows 2000 Professional, Local Profile (not
roaming).
New Client Computer: Windows XP Professional, *New Local Profile (not
roaming) (have logged in locally to set basic parameters, AV, and
WinUpdates).

Your help is greatly appreciated, as I have not dealt with migrations in the
past.
Tim
 
 
 

User Profile/User Account Migration (i.e. New Client Computer Purchased for Existing Domain User/Profile).

Post by Philip Nun » Sun, 30 Jul 2006 04:58:17

If this is a new pc and you are moving the user to the new box for his
profile, i would use the "FSTW" files and settings transfer wizard built
into windows xp. you also may try posting in the windowx xp news group.
this is for server/domain migration things i believe.

Philip Nunn

 
 
 

User Profile/User Account Migration (i.e. New Client Computer Purchased for Existing Domain User/Profile).

Post by Tim Inglet » Sun, 30 Jul 2006 05:19:13

Hello,
Thank you for your information. I would still like a little clarification
if possible. I understand the newsgroup I am in, and am inquiring about the
ramifications to my active directory (domain) upon changing computers.
Again, I want to be sure I am following a best practice, per se, when I
bring the new machine into my existing active directory (domain).

Specifically, I would like to know which migrational tools to use, and in
what order - so as not to create duplicate user accounts on the server,
break any account settings (such as policies/permissions), etc.

Thank you again for your help, but I still need some further assistance (if
it were just a simple desktop to desktop migration without a domain
involved - I'd be done already). Still, I'll post to the xp group too.

Regards,
Tim





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User Profile/User Account Migration (i.e. New Client Computer Purchased for Existing Domain User/Profile).

Post by Philip Nun » Sun, 30 Jul 2006 05:57:19

our first message was not very clear i guess to what your overall plans
are. Are you migrating to a new domain or just adding a new workstation to
your existing domain?

Phil

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User Profile/User Account Migration (i.e. New Client Computer Purchased for Existing Domain User/Profile).

Post by Tim Inglet » Sun, 30 Jul 2006 06:05:14

ello,
I apologize for not being clear initially. I am just adding a new
workstation to an existing domain (same domain user also). The old
workstation will need to access the domain also for a limited time, but will
eventually be eliminated from the domain permanently.
Regards,
Tim

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