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    Copying Profile in Win 7 and XP after new domain in place

    Good morning fellow techs,

    I have a problem i hope you can help me with. I am currently updating a school server from 2003 R2 to 2008 R2. The staff laptops all redirect their my documents to the server in a location such as \\servername\users$\ on the old server. I have migrated the documents to the new server which will redirect to \\servername\staff$\%username%\Documents.

    On the clients we take them off the domain, rename the old profile to __OldUsername, we then join the new domain, login as the users. All seems to work well. We then reboot, login as the administrator, copy the __OldUsername profile over the top of new user profile. This includes the ntuser.dat. We reboot and everything seems to be ok accept for the folder redirection. I take the profile back to the old location, which i is held in the old ntuser.bat. I have tried editing the ntuser.dat but is like a minefield.

    Does anyone have any ideas of how to get around this issue?

    Thanks

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    Folder redirection is a complicated annoying beast. Personally the update from 2003/2008 should have been a hell of a lot simpler then rebuilding the domain (i.e you just join new server to old domain and then update schema and the rest and promote to a DC).

    Apart from resetting profiles (which is the only way i can ever get Folder Redirection fixed once it drops off) there is not a lot else you can do i think.



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