I have 5 XP machines, and 1 Windows 7 machine, on a domain. Each machine is used by individual users, and have their profile stored locally at "C:\Documents and Settings\user_name". I have to change these machines from one domain to the other, and I wan't to keep the profiles locally.
I need a procedure, and it can be a manual one since there are only 6 machine involved, that will preserve the user's profile intact, including CURRENT_USER registry and application data, so I can carry it over after I change the domain. I will apply this procedure one for every domain user of every machine that I will migrate
I tried several procedures, but none seen to work as a whole. The "Files and Settings Transfer wizard" for XP doesn't seem to copy everything, and the copy User Profile busts the profile after I copy from the local profile to the new domain user profile.
Appreciate any help or tips
As far as the copy User Profile option, below are the steps I take:
- Copy domain user's profile to local user that already logged in once
- Migrate domain
- Login to migrated user, so it will create the profile dir
- Copy local user's profile to new domain's user
After I do that, and I log in to the new domain user, the profile was screwed up... It would save any of my setting and desktop changes