Best Method To Perform Domain Migration

Hello,

I am in the process of performing a domain migration. All computers are running Windows 7.

Unfortunately there is no trust between the domains and it is not possible to create one.

I am manually migrating the computer from domain 1 to domain 2.

I then logon to the new user account in domain 2. I need to migrate the profile from the user1 account to the new user2 account on the same computer.

What is the best and easiest method of doing this?

If manually copying files, I can manually move the Documents, Desktop, Favorites, etc... What other folders do I need to migrate? AppData? Anything else?

Thanks,

Mike



Go to http://www.forensit.com/downloads.html

Download User Profile Wizard 3.8. You can migrate the profile easily to new domain.



Go to http://www.forensit.com/downloads.html

Download User Profile Wizard 3.8. You can migrate the profile easily to new domain.



The method we follow is to use the in-built Windows Easy Transfer wizard to backup the documents/settings (profile) for the user, remove the computer from the domain, add it to the new domain and run the wizard to transfer the profile to the new domain account.



For the Windows Easy Transfer Wizard I did not see an option to transfer to new profile on the same computer.



When you are restoring the profile after selecting the folder there is an option to chose which user account you want to apply it to. Off the top of my head I believe it's either under "Customize" or "Advanced Settings" when it says which account it's restoring to. You do need to log in at least once with the new account before you do this otherwise the transfer wizard won't see the new account as a viable option.



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