Transferring user profiles to new domain

Mayers, P J p.mayers at
Thu Dec 9 01:32:57 GMT 1999

If you check the archives (~2 weeks ago), I wrote a utility that will do
this. I'll mail it if you want. Runs under *NT* (there's no way around it).
I take it you want to change the security permissions on them?

Easier would be to find the SID of the domain on the old domain, and fill in
the MACHINE.SID file manually with that.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ole Begemann
To: Multiple recipients of list SAMBA-NTDOM
Sent: 12/7/99 10:48 PM
Subject: Transferring user profiles to new domain

Hello experts,

I have set up a Samba 2.1 PDC (Domain: NEWDOM). Now I want to transfer
the user profiles from our old domain OLDDOM (NT4 PDC, profiles stored
on a
Samba 2.0.4 box) to the new one so that the users won't recognize any
difference. Is there a kind of step-by-step-documentation available? I
tried to create a user on the new samba box and copy one his old profile
directories to the new location, but it doesn't work, the old profile is

Thanks very much for your help.

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