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User Profile Migration

    Question

  • I am trying to migrate users from my local domain to corporate domain. instead of ADMT, we want to try USMT 4.0 to migrate user profile on each workstations.

    however, the user's logon name must also be changed after joined corporate domain, can USMT do ? ---- Migrate user profile and change user name?

    for example, LOCAL DOMAIN LOGON NAME: ITMARK  migrate to central domain logon name: markliu.

    thanks,

    charles


    charles

    Sunday, February 19, 2012 2:53 PM

Answers

  • Hi,


    User State Migration Tool (USMT) 4.0 is a scriptable command-line tool that provides a highly-customizable user-profile migration experience for IT professionals.


    We can rename the user profile via USMT.


    For details:


    How USMT Works
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd560785(v=ws.10).aspx


    Migrate user profile and change user name
    >> It is not related to user rename. We can rename the user name following this way:


    Rename a local user account
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725595.aspx


    Rename a user account
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772952(v=WS.10).aspx


    If there is anything un-clearly, please try to visit SCCM forum to get a better resolution:


    SCCM Forum
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/configurationmanager


    Hope this helps!


    Best Regards
    Elytis Cheng


    Elytis Cheng

    TechNet Community Support


    Monday, February 20, 2012 6:36 AM
    Moderator
  • >>>> I should claim that I want to migrate user account.

    Then you need to use a migration tool like ADMT. USMT doesn’t migrate user account.

    >>> all my workstations will have to join into central corporate domain, my local domain will not be used. then after joined into central domain, the users logon name on my local doamin should also be changed according central corporate domain naming standard.

    Then go with ADMT.

    >>> can i use USMT to migrate acpeter's profile to peterma's profile(desktop/outlook config). like ADMT to migrate user account/computer/profiles.

    You can’t migrate user account using USMT.  Why do you have to use USMT? 


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    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 3:08 PM
  • >>> but first, we won't risk to migrate some large size user account, 

    ADMT is a very reliable tool and I have used ADMT to migrate 100K users/computers without any issues.

    >>> I still believe USMT can do something, some testing i want to try, then let you know the final outcome.

    Yes “something”.  Not user or computer migration.  It can migrate user profiles and settings.


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    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 4:54 PM
  • USMT can't be hepful when you want to migrate users profile from winx to win 7 since in win xp it is V1 where as in Vista and above it is V2. Also, in XP and below it is under document and settings\users where in vista and above it is c:\users.

    http://awinish.wordpress.com/tag/admt/

     

    Regards

    Awinish Vishwakarma

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    Thursday, February 23, 2012 11:16 AM

All replies

  • Hi,


    User State Migration Tool (USMT) 4.0 is a scriptable command-line tool that provides a highly-customizable user-profile migration experience for IT professionals.


    We can rename the user profile via USMT.


    For details:


    How USMT Works
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd560785(v=ws.10).aspx


    Migrate user profile and change user name
    >> It is not related to user rename. We can rename the user name following this way:


    Rename a local user account
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725595.aspx


    Rename a user account
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772952(v=WS.10).aspx


    If there is anything un-clearly, please try to visit SCCM forum to get a better resolution:


    SCCM Forum
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/configurationmanager


    Hope this helps!


    Best Regards
    Elytis Cheng


    Elytis Cheng

    TechNet Community Support


    Monday, February 20, 2012 6:36 AM
    Moderator
  • Are you trying to migrate the user account or just user profile?


    Santhosh Sivarajan | Houston, TX
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    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 8:51 PM
  • hi, thanks for all reply. I should claim that I want to migrate user account.

    all my workstations will have to join into central corporate domain, my local domain will not be used. then after joined into central domain, the users logon name on my local doamin should also be changed according central corporate domain naming standard.

    for example:

    local domain: abc.local         --> central domain: def.corp   

    login name: ACPETER          --->central domain logon name: peterma

    so my questions is after migration, can i use USMT to migrate acpeter's profile to peterma's profile(desktop/outlook config). like ADMT to migrate user account/computer/profiles.

    thanks,


    charles

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 5:52 AM
  • >>>> I should claim that I want to migrate user account.

    Then you need to use a migration tool like ADMT. USMT doesn’t migrate user account.

    >>> all my workstations will have to join into central corporate domain, my local domain will not be used. then after joined into central domain, the users logon name on my local doamin should also be changed according central corporate domain naming standard.

    Then go with ADMT.

    >>> can i use USMT to migrate acpeter's profile to peterma's profile(desktop/outlook config). like ADMT to migrate user account/computer/profiles.

    You can’t migrate user account using USMT.  Why do you have to use USMT? 


    Santhosh Sivarajan | Houston, TX
    http://www.sivarajan.com/

    FaceBook Twitter LinkedIn SS Tech Forum

    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties,and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 3:08 PM
  • yeah, ADMT is a good tools to migrate user account step by step. but first, we won't risk to migrate some large size user account, second, sometimes it comes with unknown reason and fail to migrate. then it come to mind that i want to limit risk within my control --- local workstations. because users' configuration will finally take effect on the client computers whatever you set something on the domain.

    I still believe USMT can do something, some testing i want to try, then let you know the final outcome.

    1. loadstate with /MD /MU  switch, it can migrate to another domain and new username.

    2. we will create trust relationship between two domain and start testing.

    hope i am lucky.

    /CL


    charles

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 4:34 PM
  • >>> but first, we won't risk to migrate some large size user account, 

    ADMT is a very reliable tool and I have used ADMT to migrate 100K users/computers without any issues.

    >>> I still believe USMT can do something, some testing i want to try, then let you know the final outcome.

    Yes “something”.  Not user or computer migration.  It can migrate user profiles and settings.


    Santhosh Sivarajan | Houston, TX
    http://www.sivarajan.com/

    FaceBook Twitter LinkedIn SS Tech Forum

    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties,and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 4:54 PM
  • USMT can't be hepful when you want to migrate users profile from winx to win 7 since in win xp it is V1 where as in Vista and above it is V2. Also, in XP and below it is under document and settings\users where in vista and above it is c:\users.

    http://awinish.wordpress.com/tag/admt/

     

    Regards

    Awinish Vishwakarma

    MY BLOG:  awinish.wordpress.com


    This posting is provided AS-IS with no warranties/guarantees and confers no rights.

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 11:16 AM