[Samba] Moving Domains - profiles question

Dermot paikkos at googlemail.com
Fri Aug 12 08:26:00 MDT 2011

Thanks Aaron,

I throwing myself at it as I write. What I thought I'd do is copy all
the profile except the user.dat. The old user.dat will be there so if
there are problems I can retrieve it.

fingers crossed.

On 12 August 2011 13:51, Aaron E. <ssureshot at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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