i'm changing the domain from windows 2008R2 to samba4.2. now, is there any way to migrate the existing old domain user profile to new trusted domain in the fastest way? i did changing the registry profilelist. but windows 8.1 having error on group policy client sign-in failed, therefore, any alternate way to doing it?

Regards, MH

  • i found the answer as below URL superuser.com/questions/660602/… Aug 22 '14 at 0:11
  • Why would you stop using Active Directory?
    – ewwhite
    Aug 22 '14 at 1:01
  • basically is the cost concern for expanding users Aug 22 '14 at 1:10
  • Have you calculated the cost of supporting a SAMBA 4 infrastructure as you grow?
    – MDMarra
    Aug 22 '14 at 1:46

Here is the answer.

  1. Created new_user account
  2. Logged in as new_user to initialize profile
  3. Rebooted
  4. Logged in as Administrator and copied profile from old PC's hard drive to C:\Users\old_profile
  5. Changed permissions of C:\Users\old_profile: Added new_user account with Full Access
  6. Changed new_user's ProfileImagePath key in registry: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList] to C:\Users\old_profile
  7. Loaded hive C:\Users\old_profile\ntuser.dat and added new_user account with Full Access
  8. Load hive C:\Users\old_profile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat and add new_user account with Full Access permissions.
  9. Rebooted
  10. Logged in as new_user

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