Microsoft has a 'moveuser.exe' utility to move profiles from one user to

I believe the Syntax to move from local user 'rpollard' to domain 'rpollard'

Command Line Syntax:

moveuser [/y] [/c:computer] [/k]


moveuser.exe changes the security of a profile from one user to another.
This allows the account domain to change, and/or the user name to change.


user1 Specifies a user who has a local profile.
user2 Specifies the user who will own user1's profile. This
account must exist.
/y Allow overwrite of existing profile.
/c Specifies the computer to make the changes to.
/k Specifies if user1 is a local user, then the user account
should be kept.

Specify domain users in DOMAIN\USER format. Specify only USER for
local accounts.


-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Pollard []
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2008 12:29 PM
To: Mark Braker; 'Adam Williams'
Subject: Re: [Samba] A good read

>From what I remember of using a system under this type of profile in my

previous job, there were 2 home directories created when logging in locally
versus logging in with the domain login.

For example, I had rpollard as a local user on the computer I used and I had

rpollard with a domain login and a profile.

Correct me if I'm wrong but when I create these profiles on the domain
server and the user logs in, they will lose all of their personal setting
because it creates a new home directory?

If this is true, how do I make the transition seamless to using domain based



----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Braker"
To: "'Adam Williams'" ; "'Robert Pollard'"

Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2008 8:21 PM
Subject: RE: [Samba] A good read

> Another good reason is for server backup of users settings(profile)
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of
> Adam
> Williams
> Sent: Friday, February 01, 2008 8:31 PM
> To: Robert Pollard
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: [Samba] A good read
> thats correct. so whatever work station they are at, they'll have their
> my documents, email, etc. we do this because we have a rotating
> schedule of people covering telephones in different areas, so while they
> are on phone duty, they can still do their work and answer email.
> Robert Pollard wrote:
>>> From what I understand of roaming profiles is the only purpose to allow

>> users to log into any computer not just their own? I assume this
>> capability will download all of their profile settings no matter where
>> they login?

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