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    Adding domain name to server without losing user’s account and data

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    by tdenmark ·

    I have a small company with 1 Server and 15 XP PC in a workgroup with user?s account. We now have a domain name that needs to be added to the Server. How can I set this up and will my current user?s account and data be lose?

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    • #2926259

      Clarifications

      by tdenmark ·

      In reply to Adding domain name to server without losing user’s account and data

      Clarifications

    • #2925768

      No dice, again

      by churdoo ·

      In reply to Adding domain name to server without losing user’s account and data

      I answered your first post:
      http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=101&threadID=268617&messageID=2546429

      In short, you will lose the local users and groups when you promote your server to DC of the new active directory domain, but you will not lose any file data, but you will have to reset all permissions.

      Check the above post, and post back any further questions

      • #2925703

        dcpromo

        by honey_11 ·

        In reply to No dice, again

        Type this command in run dialog box & follow the instructions. The local users then will be automatically converted in to domain users. You will not lose any data.

        Good luck!

        • #2925623

          hmmm, my bad

          by churdoo ·

          In reply to dcpromo

          If this is true, my bad! I didn’t think that dcpromo copied local users into AD users, but evidently I may be wrong.

          The next thing you’ll need to figure out however, is what happens on the local workstations when the workstation is joined to the new domain and the user logs into it. As the domain user, he may get a brand new profile instead of his old one, so you may have to factor in copying the local profile to the newly created domain user profile. It’s still not a risk for losing any data, it’s just a matter of factoring in the time to do the copy at each workstation.

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