Mon, Apr 9 2012 22:22
Why do you guys (and gals) like clean installs?
Okay now's your time to put forth your arguments as to why you like clean installing SBS 2011 and ripping out the domain from a SBS 2003.
Here's my reasons why you should seriously stop and rethink that:
Customized Mickey Mouse desktop.
Yes, you heard me, every time I've done a clean migration at home and mangled my Sister's customized Disney desktop and icons I've about ended up in the doghouse in the process. If you are going to do clean install PROMISE ME that you will look into this tool http://www.forensit.com/domain-migration.html that will migrate profiles over.
But seriously, I know you guys say that for less than 10 users you like clean installs, I just don't want to touch that many desktops and be in that many doghouses.
But the basic process is make sure you export out all the pst files (including attaching the public folders to someone's Outlook export).
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Flip the workstations out of the domain (remember to reset the local administrator's password before you do this otherwise you'll need to hack the system to reset the Administrator's password - http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/
Use the connect computer to join the new domain.
Use the Forensit tools to move the profile from the old domain to the new on the workstations.