Losing email on migrate workgroup to domain

Microsoft Windows server 2008 r2 standar...
February 7, 2010 at 13:06:17
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.21 GHz / 3454 MB
I've tried the various suggestions on migrating a workgroup to a domain:
1) rename profiles
2) move profiles
3) regedit

All seem to work except for the ability to have the .pst file accessible by the new user. This seems to be where it fails to be a 100% acceptable solution.

Suggestions? Thanks,

See More: Losing email on migrate workgroup to domain

Report •

February 7, 2010 at 14:51:45
Once you change authentication to a Domain, then the old user profile isn't accessible by regular users. Best practice is to store the pst file in a folder NOT on the OS drive, preferably on a separate partition.

I don't know what exactly you're doing with your steps 1-3. If you move the file as Admin, just make sure the permissions are correct, and all you need to do is set Outlook to point to that pst once the user is logged in. It's not difficult.


Report •

February 8, 2010 at 19:58:48
I found those three alternative solutions posted on various sites. One involves renaming a profile folder, another was to use Control Panel and move a profile to another user, and the third involved a registry change. These weren't a series of steps I was taking.

When I remove the domain user from the local admin group they lose IE/Outlook from the start menu. So I am thinking it is a access right on some folder. I've tried assigning them to the Local User Group and Power User Group (separately) and still no access. Even editing the properties of Start Menu don't save. Also, once they are no longer local admin Outlook can't start.

I suppose I could start granting full control of various folders to the drive until they have full control of the drive to see if that resolves the issue.

Report •

Related Solutions

Ask Question