Migrate user profiles to new domain account in a jiffy with Profwiz
This article was originally published for www.prowareness.com and could be located at http://www.prowareness.com/blog/migrate-user-profiles-to-new-domain-account-in-a-jiffy-with-profwiz/
Whether you want to migrate all computers in your organization to a newly created domain controller, or you want a single local/domain user account’s profile to be migrated to another fresh domain account’s profile – turn to Profwiz.
Your user profile is a collection of settings that make the computer look and work the way you want it to. It contains your settings for desktop backgrounds, screen savers, pointer preferences, sound settings, and other features. User profiles ensure that your personal preferences are used whenever you log on to Windows.
A user profile is different from a user account, which you use to log on to Windows. Each user account has at least one user profile associated with it.
Extract and run the executable, and follow the steps below:
1. Click Next to proceed
2. Enter the domain to be bound to, and enter the domain account name
It takes a while to contact the domain, and validate the entered domain account name
3. Select the user profile that should be migrated to the newly created domain account’s user profile. Hit Next. Oh yeah, feel free to check the check boxes next to Disable Account and Delete Account.
4. Enter an account with the Domain Admin privileges (and wait for the migration to complete)
5. Congratulations! and Finish.
6. Restart Now to apply changes
Once you restart, the login screen would prompt you to login as the domain account. Login, and feel the bliss, all your old profile would be intact.
No more developers, HRs, managers blaming system administrators for the loss of their outlook data files, albeit, the outlook files weren’t lost, but they just weren’t migrated with Profwiz.
This blog is courtesy of Akhilesh Mohan, ‘The System Administrator Wiz’. Seriously, No pun intended.
Tags: local user profile migration to domain account, domain account profile migration to domain account