[Samba] Move local profile to domain profile.

Jason Baker jbaker at glastender.com
Tue Mar 20 13:18:46 GMT 2007

So far I haven't found an automated way. I just log in to the domain as 
the user, which creates the roaming profile on the network. Then log 
out, log in to the local machine as admin and copy the contents of My 
Documents, Desktop and Application Data (all from Documents and 
Settings/<username>) from the local profile to the roaming profile. Then 
log back in to the domain as the user and all the desktop icons and user 
settings should be there. Just remember to delete the local profile to 
avoid confusion.

*Jason Baker
*/IT Coordinator/

*Glastender Inc.*
5400 North Michigan Road
Saginaw, Michigan 48604 USA
Phone: 989.752.4275 ext. 228
Fax: 989.752.4444
www.glastender.com <http://www.glastender.com>

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On 3/14/2007 6:57 PM, Dennis McLeod wrote:
> Ok, I got the W2K3 resource kit tool to move my local profile to my domain
> profile (moveuser.exe). Didn't really work that cleanly.
> Even though I used the /k (keep the local account), it didn't really. It
> seemed to change the permissions on MOST of the files.
> It didn't really move the files either. It's just pointed my profile (or
> parts of it) to the existing folder. Can't really go back now.
> It didn't do My Documents and lower.
> I had to log out, log is as domain administrator, and take ownership of
> those files.
> Even then, it lost some of my passwords (which is ok with me).
> Does anyone have a nice CLEAN way to migrate the local profile to a domain
> profile?
> (something automated, perhaps...)
> How about using the right click on My computer on the desktop, advanced tab,
> User Profiles button, and copy to.
> Has anyone tried that?
> I supposed I'll need to re-image my machine and try it...
> Dennis

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