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Migrating Domains

By Jeremy The IT Guy ·
I have two domains setup, one NT4 domain and one Win2K domain. I'm trying to take all computers in the NT4 domain and join them to the Win2K domain. My problem lies in the fact that I want there personal setting to remain the same but when I join their computers to the new domain, I get a new profile created and have to reimport their Outlook info, copy their my documents folder, etc. Is there a way to join a new domain and keep all setting during the transition? Thanks, Jeremy

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by rapidad In reply to Migrating Domains

did you try making a *.pst file of the NT4.0 outlook boxes and importing it after joing the boxes to the W2K domain??

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by Jeremy The IT Guy In reply to Migrating Domains

Already did that.

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by OJT In reply to Migrating Domains

Did you change the boot partiton drive letter? If so, see the MS KB article Q249321 for a workaround. You will have to be able to access the computers filesystem from a network, though.

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by OJT In reply to Migrating Domains

Sorry, this answer was to another question, ignore it!

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by Jeremy The IT Guy In reply to Migrating Domains

Never changed the boot partition drive letter.

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by triches In reply to Migrating Domains

Jeremy,
You didn't specify what OS the clients are running. With a Windows 2000 client:

1. login as administrator on the workstation.

2. go to c:\documents and settings\ and you'll see the profiles of all users on the workstation.

3. Take note of the name of the oldest directory (the profile created when you joined the W2K domain) and rename it.

4. Now rename the user profile directory which contained the NT4 profile to the one you just renamed.

5. Logoff and login as the user.

Good Luck, I don't recall where the profiles are contained on NT4 but it should work as well (the directory structure for NT4 is different so you'll have to search for the profile directories).

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by Jeremy The IT Guy In reply to Migrating Domains

Thanks but I found the solution prior to your answer.

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by QuantumMech In reply to Migrating Domains

Microsoft makes the Active Directory Migration Tool for just this problem. Search Microsofts site for ADMT. It will migrate the comptuer account to the 2K domain while keeping all their settings. It's a bit strange to use. Just remember that when you run it on the 2k server you need to do a 'run as' with an account that has local admin rights to the computer you are trying to migrate.

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by Jeremy The IT Guy In reply to Migrating Domains

I used a tool from the Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit and it wasn't this one. I imagine this one would work but I fixed the problem prior to the last two answers. Thanks, Jeremy

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