[Samba] Moving Domains - profiles question

Aaron E. ssureshot at gmail.com
Fri Aug 12 06:51:20 MDT 2011

I'm gong to go out on a limb here and say the process will need tested 
on your end. In my experience what has worked for one site has not 
worked for another.

It is all about getting the procedure right for your site. That being 
said the procedure you linked usually works pretty well when dealing 
with local profiles, I have found it doesn't work all that great with 
roaming profiles but, what does work well with roaming profiles?

I usually clean out all the temp files/cookies and any items you can 
clean up before the transfer of profiles but that's just my preference..

On 08/11/2011 12:03 PM, Dermot wrote:
> Hi,
> I have an existing WinNT domain and, after some labour, a new Samba3x
> domain. I created the Samba domain with a different name because the
> WinNT domain name wasn't appropriate. I have about 40 users. Their
> accounts have been added to the new domain. I'm almost ready to shift
> everyone to the new domain but I am a bit concerned about the user's
> profiles. These are local profiles. I want this domain move to be
> transparent to the users so I need to copy or move the individual
> profiles. I've seen this procedure for copying a profile
> (http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/sysdm_userprofile_copy.mspx?mfr=true)
> What I'm concerned about is if I move the profile wholesale into the
> new path, keys in the old user.dat might conflict with the new domain.
> Does anyone have any experience of this type of migration that can
> offer any advice?
> Thanks in advance,
> Dermot.

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