[Samba] XP Machines/profiles/migration issues

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Sat Apr 5 21:46:55 GMT 2003

On Sat, 5 Apr 2003, Buchan Milne wrote:

> On Wed, 2 Apr 2003, Jim Wharton wrote:
> > Would it be possible to use this tool (profile3) to copy an NT4 profile to a
> > 2000 box? It must be possible to do it since MS can do it during an upgrade.
> > Does anyone know of a tool for this.

NT4 profiles are ver different from Windows 200x/XP profiles. The MS
Windows 200x Server resource kit contains a tool for migrating of NT4 to
Win2K type profiles.

It might be worth just checking this out to avoid side effects from
profile migration from NT4 to Win2K.

- John T.

> >
> You can do it from the NT Control Panel->System->Profiles.
> The reason I suggested using the profiles tool from samba3 is that the
> previous poster had a problem with SIDs on his existing profiles on his
> domain controller. In this case, you will probably want to have the
> current profile retained. While you could go around to each workstation,
> and guess on which workstation each user most recently logged into, and
> copy that profile to the server, I think it would be a lot less effort,
> and more reliable to do this on the server.
> Note that the tool is only called profiles3 the Mandrake samba3 packages,
> where we use the major version suffix to prevent clashes with the binaries
> from the standard samba (2.2.x) packages to allow simultaneous
> installation. It's normal name should be 'profiles'
> Regards,
> Buchan

John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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