Situation: In a very small environment i have no ad server, only a share on an windows7 client which is used like a fileserver.
Now i want to do thinks a bit more proffessional and bought a little HPE Server with Vmware Hypervisor (free) and an Windows Server Essentials 2016 VM on it.
So i have nearly prepared everything and want to join the productiv clients (4x Windows 7 / 2x Windows 10) the new domain now.
Problem is that i want to convert their existing local user profile into their new ad profile. Severals settings are set in the local profile and the users aren't very "it-talented". So i want to give them the experience that not so much changed for them. In the User Profile are e.g. Outlook 2010 settings for an IMAP Mail-Account which sould not be changed.
Whats the best way to do this?
I found this post but i think its a bit old and from a time befor Windows 10 and Server 2016. So i don't know if the "correct answer" would be the "correct answer" also in the year 2018.
How to join domain and still maintain settings from unjoined user profile?