Joining new domain without loosing current desktop settings

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Ick, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Ick

    Ick Guest

    I need to replace a server with a different domain name. When I do this, I
    have to go to every pc and re-join the new domain, thus loosing all of my
    current settings, favorites, email, etc.

    Is there a utility that I can use that would backup all of these settings so
    that I can restore them to the new desktop after I join the new domain?

    Ick, Feb 4, 2008
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  2. There are several methods, but they're all a pain in the ____ and many are
    pretty labor-intensive. I have to ask why you can't just set up a new server
    in your existing domain - move whatever roles you need to the new server -
    and then retire the old one. Unless your old DC is dead (in which case I'd
    suggest restoring from backup first).
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Feb 4, 2008
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    Ick Guest

    Ick, Feb 4, 2008
  4. Hi - how do you do *what* ? Restore from backup? Please re-read what I
    wrote - there are some questions embedded in there.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Feb 5, 2008
  5. Ick

    net_admin Guest

    When you say 'replace with a # domain name' I will consider moving from one
    domain to the other.

    Check ADMT v3.
    net_admin, Feb 5, 2008
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