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    Move users profile to Azure

    by rafaelvanderville

    We are planning to start moving our more “standard” employees to a clean Azure subscription.
    Currently we run hybrid joined but moving forward we want to try to “cut the ties” to simplify setup.

    When un-joining a PC and joining it to AAD, the user gets a completely new identity.

    Question: How do you get the users original profile moved over to Azure/attached to the AAD user?

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    • #4002386
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      Reply To: Move users profile to Azure

      by birdmantd

      In reply to Move users profile to Azure

      I would reach out to the company that makes/maintains/supports Azure directly.

    • #4002394
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      Azure is not Windows Server.

      by rproffitt

      In reply to Move users profile to Azure

      Two different systems. Who told you that this was possible without coding or “work”?

    • #4002791

      UPC and USMTGUI is what we use

      by janine1marchese

      In reply to Move users profile to Azure

      We use the USMTGUI Azure migration engine, part of USMTGUI corporate from Ehlertech
      It’s extremely simple and for most part our users just does it them selves upon rejoining their PC to AAD.

      It’s a simple three clicks 馃檪

      We’ve used USMTGUI since at least 2015 and since 2019 USMTGUI has been capable of migrating local/domain user profiles to Azure

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      Apart from that, consider using USMTGUI or User Profile Central for your more advanced Domain users!
      It is a huge time saver for users not having to setup everything, getting a new or reinstalled PC.

      • #4002939
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        For our team, Azure was garbage.

        by rproffitt

        In reply to UPC and USMTGUI is what we use

        We’re a team of programmers that work on Embedded Devices. Some of our tool chains stretch back to the days of DOS and even Windows 98.

        Our IT has tried many times to move us to systems they control but can’t as we often need Admin capabilities to do our work.

        For us the PC remains to be a Personal Computer which we control and not some IT staffer.

        On top of that, a few of our tool chains have us dual boot into a full fledged Linux which for some reason rankles the IT staff again since we must have root for that chain to function.

        How did we resolve this? The IT staff gave up on the engineering because they could not invest the millions it would take to deliver working development stations and support the dev software environments.

        For now all the Azure and stuff is fine for office work. Not much else.

        • #4003313

          Azure being garbage..

          by janine1marchese

          In reply to For our team, Azure was garbage.

          You can have both Linux and Macs joined to Azure
          And you can easily be local Admin on an Azure joined PC.

          The big issue with Azure is that a LOT of new knowledge needs to be acquired in the IT department and it鈥檚 a HUGE extra workload to implement Azure. (It鈥檚 not without reason there is a huge demand for IT specialists)

          If Azure is worth it or not depends..
          I Personally do not really believe that moving to Azure is worth the effort in any company having a lot of physical equipment etc on site or if having a well run on-site domain. Managements all over the world seem mesmerized by Azure though鈥
          But some sales org with no on-site ties could easily go Azure.

          Anyhow, Domain, Hybrid or clean Azure, the users will still prefer having their old desktop on their new PC, which is what Rafael asked for.
          We recon that we save each user at least 陆 a day, settling in, by migrating their user profile, when replacing/reinstalling the PC or move to the user to Azure.

        • #4003416
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          We even have a few DOS toolchains.

          by rproffitt

          In reply to Azure being garbage..

          There is no concept of users and such in DOS. For the most part we run these in VirtualBox but again the attempt of the IT group to corral the “rogue” PCs in product development resulted in product delays.

          This caught the attention of our CEO who instructed the CIO to curb their IT’s enthusiasm and let us get back to work.

          Increasing the number of hoops we have to jump through for product development is NOT A GOOD THING.

          Also, no IT staffer has been able to deliver a working development PC. Instead their answer is that “we are doing it wrong” and must find other toolchains.

          -> All this seems fine for office work but keep your goals clear here. If you shut down development and issuing updates to products you won’t have a job or company in a short time period.

    • #4003223

      Microsoft Azure Success Story: Sanofi (Pharmaceutical) and Mobiz Inc!

      by ITsuccess

      In reply to Move users profile to Azure

      Microsoft Azure Success Story: Sanofi (Pharmaceutical) and Mobiz Inc!

      The video below highlights how Sanofi and Mobiz have worked interactively these past months, using Microsoft Azure Cloud to power their business.

      Check it out: https://mobizinc.com/case-studies/sanofi-gains-speed-and-agility-with-an-azure-hybrid-cloud-strategy/

      • #4003310

        Reply To: Move users profile to Azure

        by janine1marchese

        In reply to Microsoft Azure Success Story: Sanofi (Pharmaceutical) and Mobiz Inc!

        The big issue with Azure is that a LOT of new knowledge needs to be acquired in the IT department and it’s a HUGE extra workload to implement Azure. (It’s not without reason there is a huge demand for IT specialists)

        I Personally do not really believe that moving to Azure is worth the effort in any company having a lot of physical equipment etc on site or if having a well run on-site domain.
        Managements all over the world seem mesmerized by Azure though…

        • #4003418
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          Our CEO was not mesmerized.

          by rproffitt

          In reply to Reply To: Move users profile to Azure

          He was quite livid that the attempt made by IT had us miss a ship date.

          If you are adding overhead and delays to outright stopping production, you are on the wrong path.

    • #4003537

      Always use USMT by Microsoft

      by dcunnings

      In reply to Move users profile to Azure

      USMT is the only MS supported tool for user migrations

      We’ve been using USMT for a decade for day to day user migrations,
      and for years used USMTGUI and User Profile Central to run USMT.

      Also I’d say the Ehlertech tools these days are the reference when it comes to user profile migrations as they spend much time keeping USMT updated.

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