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    Posted: 05 Jan 2016 at 11:59am
Planning to use your product to migrate profiles from an SBS 2008 domain to a new 2012 R2 Server Essentials domain.

Currently users documents, pictures, music and videos are redirected.

Currently these are in a share with full path:
\\OLDSERVER\USERS$

Files will be Robocopied to new server with NTFS permissions intact and I am assuming the Update SID History feature will take care of ensuring that users retain the same permissions they currently have.

The full path of the new share will be
\\NEWSERVER\USERS$

A previous post on this subject says "If the share names are the same and the permissions are correct, you may not have to change anything.":
http://forum.forensit.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=1261&PID=3338#3338

Now - the share names are the same (USERS$), but the server name part of the UNC path is changing.

Is that a problem..? If so what manual steps would need to be taken after running ProfileWizard to resolve it?
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User Profile Wizard migrates folder redirection settings unchanged, so these will be wrong when the machines join the new domain. We recommend that you update them with a Group Policy in the new domain, but you could think about changing them manually depending on the number of machines you have to migrate.
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Thanks for the reply.

OK so to check my understanding - as long as Group Policy on the new domain directs these folders to the right place on the new server, the Update SID History feature will ensure they have access to the copied server files, is that right..?
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Whoa! If that works for you OK, but I don't think that is a Microsoft supported use of SID History
SID History is designed to give the new user account access to resources in the old domain.
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Hmm, you're putting me off with that reaction..!

Can you suggest a better way of handling this part?

Here is a plan that might work:
  • turn off profile redirection on the current domain and set profiles to copy back to local machines
  • use User Profile Wizard to move the machine over to the new domain
  • then enable profile redirection on the new domain so the profiles then get copied to the new server
Your thoughts much appreciated.


Edited by chalingo - 07 Jan 2016 at 5:17am
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Your plan could certainly work.

The other option would be to Robocopy the folders as you originally planned to do, and then find a tool to re-acl the files. (I'm guessing there must be a tool out there - if there isn't we should probably write one!)
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