[Samba] Move from roaming to local profiles

Donny Brooks dbrooks at mdah.state.ms.us
Wed Jan 9 14:57:08 MST 2013

On Wednesday, January 9, 2013 09:14 AM CST, Bjoern Baumbach <bb at sernet.de> wrote: 
> Hello Donny,
> On 01/09/2013 03:53 PM, Donny Brooks wrote:
> > We are migrating all of our users from the current domain to a new one we created. In this process we are moving them from roaming profiles to local. What would be the best practice to accomplish this? I can find plenty of writeups on how to do the opposite. Also we will be doing some extra folder redirection. Currently we only redirect their my documents to the server. On the new system we plan to redirect AppData and Desktop also. Is there a good easy way to automate this while still retaining their existing information?
> You should take a look at the Windows user profile manager. Using
> WindowsXP you can follow these steps:
> Right click on My Computer
> Select Properties
> Advanced
> "Settings"-Button in User Profiles
> Björn
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Ok, I tested this on a couple of our windows 7 machines. I did as you said and changed the profile to a local one, removed it from the existing domain, added it to the new domain, and logged in as the user again. It gave me a new profile. Looking in C:\Users I see the username folder and username.NEWDOMAIN. It is creating a new profile for the same user on the new domain. Is there a way to do this? I have searched but only see directions for doing local profiles to roaming. Figures I would be going against the grain here. 


Donny B. 

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