I have Dell Laptop with windows 7 64 bit and for the last year it's been just a machine with an account like:
there are files in folders and stuff in c:\users\john and john uses outlook 2007 as a pop3 client and has identifiable local appdata pst files.
Now I installed a server and want to have everything be domain-centric so I added this laptop to the domain with admin credentials and then logged in as a domain user as:
Now I want to duplicate machine\john (outlook emails mostly) to domain\john.smith. In the past I used the Files and Settings Xfer Wizard and done. I tried that here and it crunched away for a while, made the file, but the restore had no effect - it ran for a while, had a progress bar, but it's like nothing happened at all afterwards.
I've rebooted the machine, logged in as domain administrator as the first user to log on after the restart and tried:
c:\users\john> xcopy c:\users\john c:\users\john.smith /V /C /F /H /K /Y /E
...and it copies some of it, but when it gets to c:\users\john.smith\appdata\local\application data it chokes "Access denied, unable to create directory"
I also tried logging in as domain\john.smith and copying the entire directory that the PSTs are in from machine\john and a lot of the mail was there when I launched outlook after replacing the PSTs, but not all of them??? I got errors about files in use when doing this method, which I figure must be why not all the old emails are in the inbox?...
There must be some extremely simple way to do what must be a very common requirement. Any guidance appreciated.