Copying user and school data from old server/domain to new server/domain
We are starting a fresh at a school, with around 300 users the old server was in a bad way so easier to get new and start over and get rid of the unwanted problems in AD. So obviously all SIDs are different despite logins being the same etc. Old server was 2003 new is 2012.
Problem is weve started creating all users and testing, were using folder redirection for all folder and roaming profiles as before, i need to copy all the users data from the old server to the new server, but there is an issue with this:
1. Whats the best method to export the usernames from the old server and reuse them on a new domain, stripping the old domain info such as SIDs etc.
2. The redirected folders are not even created until the user logs in,so the folder structure isnt there to copy until everyone has logged in. Is there something that will log all the users in for me if all passwords are same to begin with.
3. Copying the data across doesn't inherit any permissions, as the permissions are set out as we always do, and only the creator owner permission is on - This folder only, so when they log into the system the folder are created with there permissions, but and Admin copying the files into the folder is the creator so they get the permissions. Whats the best way of doing this.
Any help or guidance will be ace, as im sure this isnt the first time someone has done a migration without keeping same domain and security etc.