Profile issue after migration

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Dave, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Hello,
    I have recently migrated user accounts and computers to
    the 2003 domain from NT domain using the ADMT tool. The
    success rate was pretty good. I only have about less
    than 5% of PCs that their profiles didn't work
    afterward. But recently, I have seem more and more PCs
    generate a new profile when user logs in. The old
    profile is still there but it doesn't work for the new
    domain anymore. Does anyone know what's going on? Thanks

    Dave
     
    Dave, Jun 22, 2004
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  2. This would be expected as the clients had to join the new domain.
     
    Scott Harding - MS MVP, Jun 22, 2004
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  3. Dave

    Guest Guest

    hi, thank you for replying. all the clients did join
    the new domain and the profiles were working under the
    new domain. now I am getting a few PCs that were working
    before but starts to create a new profile now

    Dave
     
    Guest, Jun 22, 2004
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  4. Hi Dave,

    Before we go further I'd like to check the following with you to clarify
    this issue:

    1. Did you choose to migrate the user profiles when migrating the computer
    accounts?
    2. Are the migrated accounts on the same ADMT host machine?

    I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

    Sincerely,

    William Wang
    Microsoft Online Support Engineer

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    William Wang[MSFT], Jun 23, 2004
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  5. Dave

    Jason Shaw Guest

    You can fix this problem. How to:

    1. Log on to the PC as the local admin
    2. For NT/W2K Go to computer properties and click User Profiles (I forget
    where to look for XP)
    3. Click on the NT4 Domain user profile (seen as NT4DOMAINNAME\Username) and
    select "Copy To"
    3a. If that doesn't exist, look for two ADDOMAIN\Username profiles. You
    want to move the BIGGER of the two to the SMALLER of the two. Tricky to
    figure out w/o seeing it, but just trust me...
    4. Navigate to Docs and Settings and select the folder called
    Username.ADDOMAINNAME
    5. It'll tell you it exists and ask for confirmation. Do so.
    6. Go get coffee. This could take a while.

    BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THE ABOVE! If you do it the wrong way, you'll lose
    eveything, including PST's and the like.

    Some "gotchas":
    1. If the profile is over 1.5GB, my suggestion is to NOT copy it right away.
    Cancell out of the above process and copy the My Documents folder (Usually
    the offender that makes the profile huge) of the profile you're copying to
    the C:\ or someplace else safe. Then do the above, and then move the My
    Docs back to the username.ADDOMAINNAME folder where My Docs belongs. If the
    My Docs isn't huge, then check for PST's and the like and move those. Note
    the location because it has to go back to the correct spot.

    2. It's a good idea to set the OLD folder to hidden after you do this. This
    will prevent Joe User from going to C:\Docs and Settings\OLDPROFILE\My Docs
    and dumping things there and then you ending up with a support call trying
    to find a file they saved in the wrong spot.

    The above is some tried and true stuff by me and colleagues.

    Jason Shaw, Collective Technologies
     
    Jason Shaw, Jun 24, 2004
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  6. Dave

    Yong [MS] Guest

    Which mode you are using to migrate the user profile (add/replace/remove)?
    Did the user still logon the client when you migrate the user profile of the
    client?
    Can you post the migration.log and dctlog.txt (on client) for failure case?

    Regards,
    Yong
     
    Yong [MS], Jun 25, 2004
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