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Profile copying from one domain to another
Hi all this is my first post so be good with me !
I got a problem with Vista copying old profile over the new one, i mean that everything follow except the user settins part in the registry, i got my documents, my photos, my favorites etc but not the user general configuration like mail accounts in Outlook, desktop wallpaper and so. The reason i do this is because i am moving these machines from an old Windows 2000 Server to a new Windows 2003 Server domain and want to keep all the user configuration like i do with Windows XP. Does anyone have a method on doing this in Vista ?
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From XP To Vista: Profile Structures
There are several differences between the profiles structures in Windows XP and Windows Vista.

First, there is location. In Windows NT, profiles were stored in the WINNT folder, which allowed users read and write privileges. With Windows 2000 and Windows XP, profiles were moved to the Documents and Settings folder structure. With Vista, this has been changed to become the Users folder structure.



The name and makeup of folder structures have changed from NT's Profiles to XP's Documents and Settings to Vista's Users. (Click image to enlarge.)


In addition, the entire structure of Vista's profile folders has been modified by Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT). Because of this new structure, XP user profiles are not compatible with Vista user profiles. To move information from one another, you need to convert the information to Vista's new format.


Before moving a profile, you need to link the XP and the Vista profile structures. (Click image to enlarge.)

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Re: Profile copying from one domain to another
You wrote:"...To move information from one another, you need to convert the information to Vista's new format..."
Can you please tell me how this convertion takes place?
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