Fwd: [Samba] Transferring Local User Profiles When Joining Domain

Juan Asensio Sánchez okelet at gmail.com
Tue May 27 23:00:35 GMT 2008

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From: Juan Asensio Sánchez <okelet at gmail.com>
Date: 2008/5/28
Subject: Re: [Samba] Transferring Local User Profiles When Joining Domain
To: jht at samba.org

See last quention on http://mds.mandriva.org/wiki/MdsFaq


2008/5/27 John H Terpstra <jht at samba.org>:
> On Tuesday 27 May 2008 02:29:35 pm Leandro Tracchia wrote:
>> i have about a dozen users who i would like to join to the samba domain
>> (pdc). how can i preserve their existing local windows xp user profiles
>> when they join the domain??? this is a big issue because i want my users to
>> experience this migration as easy as possible and not notice anything
>> different.
> Migrate the profiles to your Samba domain using the tools Microsoft provides.
> 1. Log onto the PC that has the profile.
> 2. Join the Samba domain.
> 3. Log onto the PC as the domain administrator (root, or whatever you have
> called this account)
> 4. Click: Start
> 5. Right-click on My Computer, select Properties, select Advanced, select User
> Profiles
> 6. click on the user profile you wish to migrate
> 7. Click on CopyTo, and follow the prompts.
> Make sure you give the new domain user account full access control to the
> profile before you copy it to the Samba PDC profile share.
> Not very difficult is it?
> - John T.
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