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By rclamarre ·
Hello all!

I'm moving population of users to a new Win2k domain. Some of these people are already in a NT4 domain or are standalone and running either WinXP Pro or Win2k Pro. Is there an easy or less painful way of moving their existing user profiles besides "copy to..."?

Ryan LaMarre - A+, Net+
Computer Support Specialist
Unity College
Information Services
90 Quaker Hill Road
Unity, ME 04988
(207) 948-3131 x298
rclamarre@unity.edu

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by Tekkalan In reply to Moving user profiles

Here is an answer for the XP users. First, install all critical windows updates, including drivers.

* Insert your Windows XP installation CD.
* Click on "Perform additional tasks".
* Click on "Transfer files and settings".

This utility allows you to transfer your personal settings such as Network settings, Dial Up Network, E-mail information including accounts, folders and filters. It catches your registered data file types and can bring those data files across to a new install of XP.

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by Vagab0nd In reply to Moving user profiles

MoveUser.exe from Windows 2000 Resource Kit allows to change profile security and owner from command line. Syntax is following:

moveuser [DOMAIN\]user1 [DOMAIN\]user2 [/c:computer] [/k] [/y] [/?]

Where:

user1
specifies a user who has alocal profile. Specify domain users in DOMAIN\user format; specify only user for local accounts.

user2
specifies the user who will own the user1 profile. This user account must already exist in domain. Specify domain users in DOMAIN\user format; specify only user if account is local.

/c:computer
specifies the computer on which to make the changes.

/k
specifies that if user1 is a local user, then the user account should be kept.

/y
allows overwriting an existing profile.

/?
displays this syntax at the command prompt

Example: moveuser DOM1\JohnDoe DOM2\JohnDoe /y

Good Luck,
Vagab0nd

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