Petri.com forums Home Forums Start Page Forums Frequently Asked Questions FAQ Member List Members List
Go Back   Petri IT Knowledgebase Forums > Client Operating Systems > Windows 2000 Pro, XP Pro
Petri.com is happy to award RicklesP the title of Most Valuable Member !!!
Register Calendar Calendar Search Petri IT Knowledgebase Forums Search Todays Posts Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Notices

Move user profile from one domain to another

Move user profile from one domain to another

this thread has 7 replies and has been viewed 17750 times

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 5th March 2010, 07:31
JJJCR JJJCR is offline
Casual
Casual
 
 Join Date: Dec 2009
  6 month star 12 month star
 Posts: 39
 Reputation: JJJCR is on a distinguished road (10)
Question Move user profile from one domain to another

hi, how to move a user profile from one domain to another? Workstation is using XP OS. What's the right tool to do this. Thank you.
  #2  
Old 5th March 2010, 10:05
Ossian Ossian is online now
Administrator
 
 Join Date: Nov 2003
  6 month star 12 month star
 Location: Bonnie Scotland
 Posts: 16,669
  Send a message via Skype™ to Ossian
 Reputation: Ossian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant future (1520)
Default Re: Move user profile from one domain to another

Probably (for small numbers of users) use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
For large numbers, use USMT (which will, IIRC, require a domain trust)
__________________
Tom Jones
MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
IT Trainer / Consultant
Ossian Ltd
Scotland

** Remember to give credit where credit is due and leave reputation points where appropriate **
  #3  
Old 5th March 2010, 13:28
JJJCR JJJCR is offline
Casual
Casual
 
 Join Date: Dec 2009
  6 month star 12 month star
 Posts: 39
 Reputation: JJJCR is on a distinguished road (10)
Wink Re: Move user profile from one domain to another

hi, thanks for the reply for USMT, do i need to run it in client workstation or from the server? sorry never use USMT before.. thanks..
  #4  
Old 5th March 2010, 13:37
Ossian Ossian is online now
Administrator
 
 Join Date: Nov 2003
  6 month star 12 month star
 Location: Bonnie Scotland
 Posts: 16,669
  Send a message via Skype™ to Ossian
 Reputation: Ossian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant future (1520)
Default Re: Move user profile from one domain to another

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...32(WS.10).aspx
(among a large number of other hits )

Review all the requirements as this is a domain level tool that has a fair amount of preliminary set up needed

How many users are you needing to migrate?
__________________
Tom Jones
MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
IT Trainer / Consultant
Ossian Ltd
Scotland

** Remember to give credit where credit is due and leave reputation points where appropriate **
  #5  
Old 6th March 2010, 05:13
JJJCR JJJCR is offline
Casual
Casual
 
 Join Date: Dec 2009
  6 month star 12 month star
 Posts: 39
 Reputation: JJJCR is on a distinguished road (10)
Smile Re: Move user profile from one domain to another

i'll be migrating 20 users...so i do need to establish a trust from the server to workstation so i can use this tool right? thanks...
  #6  
Old 6th March 2010, 11:20
Ossian Ossian is online now
Administrator
 
 Join Date: Nov 2003
  6 month star 12 month star
 Location: Bonnie Scotland
 Posts: 16,669
  Send a message via Skype™ to Ossian
 Reputation: Ossian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant futureOssian has a brilliant future (1520)
Default Re: Move user profile from one domain to another

Personally (and others will disagree) I suggest for 20 users you stick with the tried and trusted manual method:
On the computer in the old domain, run Files and Settings Transfer Wizard, directing the output to a network share or removable drive
Copy the share to the new domain
Join the computer to the new domain
Log on with the new user account then run FSTW again, acquiring data from the (new domain) share or plugging in the drive

Yes, its labour intensive, but your users could (with simple instructions) do both sides of it.

IMHO, the work to set up USMT will be far greater than the effort this takes
__________________
Tom Jones
MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
IT Trainer / Consultant
Ossian Ltd
Scotland

** Remember to give credit where credit is due and leave reputation points where appropriate **
  #7  
Old 6th March 2010, 13:46
L4ndy L4ndy is offline
Moderator
 
 Join Date: May 2006
  6 month star 12 month star
 Location: Liverpool, UK
 Posts: 2,634
 Reputation: L4ndy is a glorious beacon of lightL4ndy is a glorious beacon of lightL4ndy is a glorious beacon of lightL4ndy is a glorious beacon of lightL4ndy is a glorious beacon of lightL4ndy is a glorious beacon of light (541)
Default Re: Move user profile from one domain to another

Quote:
Originally Posted by JJJCR View Post
hi, thanks for the reply for USMT, do i need to run it in client workstation or from the server? sorry never use USMT before.. thanks..
It depends on what types of profiles you have. If you have local profiles and you need to migrate the user data then it needs to be run on the workstation where those are stored. If you have centrilised profiles (Roaming, Mandatory) then as Ossian suggested just copy the data across manually.

USMT has go two main functions as you have notice, Scanstate and Scanload.
The first one scans for user data in the source machine and stores them either in a share or external USB device. And the scanload function restores that data in the target machine.
The command CLI interface of USMT puts a lot of people off (inc myself) but it's nonetheless a great tool to use. Even better there is a GUI wrapper available: http://dcunningham.net/sysadmin-tool...ion-assistant/
__________________
Caesar's cipher - 3

ZKHQ BRX HYHQWXDOOB GHFLSKHU WKLV BRX ZLOO UHDOLVH LW ZDV D ZDVWH RI WLPH!

SFX JNRS FC U6 MNGR
  #8  
Old 12th March 2010, 12:24
JJJCR JJJCR is offline
Casual
Casual
 
 Join Date: Dec 2009
  6 month star 12 month star
 Posts: 39
 Reputation: JJJCR is on a distinguished road (10)
Default Re: Move user profile from one domain to another

hi guys, thanks for all the help..i just use the FSTW. so far it works fine..
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Migration: Move a user from one domain (Child Domain) to another domain (Parent Domai premglitz Active Directory 7 17th June 2009 13:06
trying to copy local user profile to domain profile bbsamazon Windows 2000 Pro, XP Pro 3 4th August 2007 00:34
How to move user account / profile to NEW TS Box macking Terminal Services 6 28th February 2007 18:35
how to use local user profile settings with domain user account ? danac Windows Server 2000 / 2003 / 2003 R2 4 25th July 2006 13:43
CHANGING a local user profile to a domain profile double M Windows 2000 Pro, XP Pro 9 6th February 2006 20:51


All times are GMT +3. The time now is 20:13.

Steel Blue 3.5.4 vBulletin Style ©2006 vBEnhanced
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
 

Valid XHTML 1.0!   Valid CSS!

Copyright 2005 Daniel Petri