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Migrating Windows Vista / Windows 7 user to domain

    Question

  • Hi all,

    I currently a have a network of around 40 people. Have recently created an active directory domain on Windows 2008 and wish to start migrating these users onto the domain. However, i wish to also move their profile when joining the domain.

    I have scanned through forums and win website and looks that my best choice would be USMT 3.0

    However the test examples located in the documenation for this are from Local user -> user Local or domain user -> domain user.

    Can anyone guide me how to copy a Windows Vista / Windows 7 local user to a domain profile?

    Thanks!

     

     


    Mark Busuttil
    Monday, August 23, 2010 11:57 AM

Answers

  • Use scanstate on the source computer  as you would do for a local user.

    Then on the target computer use loadstate with the /mu switch and specify to which domainuser the profile should match.

    Be aware, the latest version for USMT is 4.0; you will find all documentation here


    MCP/MCSA/MCTS/MCITP
    • Marked as answer by Tiger Li Tuesday, August 31, 2010 9:19 AM
    Monday, August 23, 2010 1:06 PM
  • Hi mark  ,

     

    Thanks for post here.

     

    Here is another solution ,Just FYI.

     

    In windows XP and 2003, we use MoveUser.exe utility to migrate local user profile to domain profile when the client joined domain .It’s quite useful and effective.

    But this utility is incompatible with windows Vista and 7. However you can still using script to achieve this goal.

    Please reference to the links below:

     

    Moveuser.exe is incompatible with Windows Vista and is replaced by the new Win32_UserProfile WMI functionality

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930955

     

    MoveUser for Vista and Windows 7

    http://tacklebox.cns.ohiou.edu/Moveuser/

     

    Important Note: This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites; therefore, Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there. There are inherent dangers in the use of any software found on the Internet, and Microsoft cautions you to make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any software from the Internet.

     

    Hope that’s helpful

     

    Tiger Li


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Tiger Li Tuesday, August 31, 2010 9:19 AM
    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 4:46 AM

All replies

  • Use scanstate on the source computer  as you would do for a local user.

    Then on the target computer use loadstate with the /mu switch and specify to which domainuser the profile should match.

    Be aware, the latest version for USMT is 4.0; you will find all documentation here


    MCP/MCSA/MCTS/MCITP
    • Marked as answer by Tiger Li Tuesday, August 31, 2010 9:19 AM
    Monday, August 23, 2010 1:06 PM
  • Hi mark  ,

     

    Thanks for post here.

     

    Here is another solution ,Just FYI.

     

    In windows XP and 2003, we use MoveUser.exe utility to migrate local user profile to domain profile when the client joined domain .It’s quite useful and effective.

    But this utility is incompatible with windows Vista and 7. However you can still using script to achieve this goal.

    Please reference to the links below:

     

    Moveuser.exe is incompatible with Windows Vista and is replaced by the new Win32_UserProfile WMI functionality

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930955

     

    MoveUser for Vista and Windows 7

    http://tacklebox.cns.ohiou.edu/Moveuser/

     

    Important Note: This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites; therefore, Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there. There are inherent dangers in the use of any software found on the Internet, and Microsoft cautions you to make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any software from the Internet.

     

    Hope that’s helpful

     

    Tiger Li


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Tiger Li Tuesday, August 31, 2010 9:19 AM
    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 4:46 AM