Migrating From Win2003 To Win2008 with Local Profiles To Roaming Profiles RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

        I need to migrate from a Server 2003 with local profiles (and a mix of win7 and winxp machines) over to a new domain on Server 2008 with Roaming Profiles and folder redirects enabled.

       I need to know what the best way to move the users folders over from local to roaming without losing any of the information.

       I was thinking of

    1)disjoining the user from the server 2003 domain A.

    2)Join them to server 2008 domain B.

    3)login with new users created on domain B (08).

    4) Logout.

    5) Copy Doucments and Settings folders over from user domain A over to domain B with a secondary account (admin account).

    6) Log back in.

    Question: Will this work and will the data be migrated over to roaming when I copy it or do I need to copy it over to the Roaming Profile/Folder redirect path?

    Thursday, April 12, 2012 4:30 PM