User profile in ADUC and changing domain extension name

By bdennington ·
We are adding one of our remote sites to a different domain and want to be able to keep or switch the users' profile information and data "Internet Favorites", "Desktop Items", their new profile once their workstation is in the new Domain and their profile has been created on the local computer. I have heard of a way that you can change the newly created profile, with the "username.DOMAINNAME.LOC" to .OLD and then rename the users origanal profile to .DOMAINNAME.LOC. Has anyone heard of this? I have tried on a test account, but get access denied.

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by shasca In reply to User profile in ADUC and ...

If you logon as different user and then control panel/ system/ advanced/user profiles.
Highlight the profile you want to keep then copy to,browse to c/ documents and settings/ default user (you may have to click on show hidden files in explorer/folder options/view to see default user). This will make all future profiles look like the local profile you want to duplicate.
kind of a pain but works with all profile specific apps too.

<<<<<You need to do this before the system is joined to the new Domain.>>>>>>>>

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maybe I should have left out the ADUC part

by bdennington In reply to Default user

thx shasca for the quick reply, this sounds like a plausible solution, however there will most likely be more than one users profile that I will want to preserve on the local computer and be able to use once the PC is in the new domain. Sorry (to all) if I am not wording this exactly as it should be. When my associate and I did the same thing at another location, we literally went PC to PC and scoured each and every users profile, copying everything from "Favorites" "Desktop" (icons, shortcuts, documents) and in some cases found data on the C:\drive. We copied from the PC to a flash drive, then when the user or users logged back in to create their "NEW" profile in the "NEW" Domain, we restored the data back to them. It was to say the least cumersome and very time consuming.

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