Moving a W2K PC between domains

Moving a W2K PC between domains

Post by Gregg Buchana » Tue, 06 Aug 2002 23:42:18



Has anyone seen a document or know the best procedure for
moving a W2K PC from one domain to another. Recreating the
user's environment ( dekstop, icon shortcuts, internet
email) can be very time consuming.
 
 
 

Moving a W2K PC between domains

Post by Mark » Wed, 07 Aug 2002 00:24:07


This is for NT workstation 4, but should work on 2000, test on test computer
first

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q242067

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Mark V
MCP, A+

Quote:> Has anyone seen a document or know the best procedure for
> moving a W2K PC from one domain to another. Recreating the
> user's environment ( dekstop, icon shortcuts, internet
> email) can be very time consuming.


 
 
 

Moving a W2K PC between domains

Post by Greg » Wed, 07 Aug 2002 06:25:30


MARK V. THANKS IS HELPS with most of the job.

Quote:>-----Original Message-----
>This is for NT workstation 4, but should work on 2000,

test on test computer
>first

>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-
US;Q242067

>--
>Mark V
>MCP, A+

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>> Has anyone seen a document or know the best procedure
for
>> moving a W2K PC from one domain to another. Recreating
the
>> user's environment ( dekstop, icon shortcuts, internet
>> email) can be very time consuming.

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Moving a W2K PC between domains

Post by Bruce Sanderso » Wed, 07 Aug 2002 09:26:21


Look in the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList.

You'll see a set of keys containing GUIDs.  There is one for each user that
has logged on to that computer.  Open each one in turn and observe the
values in the ProfileImagePath item.  You'll notice that these point to the
corresponding user's profile folder in Documents and Settings (Windows 2000
and XP) or winnt\Profiles (Windows NT - if I remember correctly).

You can modify the ProfileImagePath value item for the username in the new
domain to point to the profile folder for the corresponding username from
the old domain.  Then, the user will use the same profile for both domains;
there is no need to copy the profile.

I've done this quite successfully on Windows NT, 2000 and XP computers and
it has not created any problems.

--
Bruce Sanderson

It is perfectly useless to know the right answer to the wrong question.


Quote:> Has anyone seen a document or know the best procedure for
> moving a W2K PC from one domain to another. Recreating the
> user's environment ( dekstop, icon shortcuts, internet
> email) can be very time consuming.