Workgroup Wokstations Migration

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by SPD, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. SPD

    SPD Guest

    We have lots of stand-alone workstations which are in Workgroup rather than
    in a NT4 domain and
    would like to migrate these workstation to AD domain.

    Does NETDOM migrates machines from Workgroup to AD domain and to the
    specified containers?
    What rights are required to migrate these machines in destination AD Domain?

    Also we want to migrate the workgroup local user profiles so when the
    destination AD users log in they should have the same profile.

    Is it possible to use ADMT to update these workgroup user profiles for the
    AD user (Assuming users are created manually in the destination AD domain)

    I have heard of CopyUserProfile command line native tool. Will it help here?

    Any body has expereince with such a situation before? Please let me know
    if there are any ways to automate these tasks that you know about.

    Thanks in advance.
    SPD, Aug 9, 2004
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  2. Hi SPD,

    Thanks for your posting here.

    You can use Netdom tool to join a workstation to a certain OU in domain.
    For example:

    NETDOM JOIN / mywksta

    You can type "netdom help join" command to get more information.

    As for the local user profile, I recommend that you try a Windows 2000
    Server Resource Kit tool, "moveuser.exe" it will copy the user profile to
    another user account. You can use the following command.

    "moveuser UserAAA DomainName\UserBBB /k"

    You can run "moveuser /?" for the detailed command line syntax.

    Have a nice day!

    Bob Qin
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Aug 10, 2004
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