Terminal Services profiles for active directory domain

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We migrated our users and manually moved their terminal services profiles from the file server to a new server in the AD domain. The issue i ran into was that the stored profiles ntuser.dat HKCU hive still has the sourcedomainuser1 and not the targetdomainuser1.  I read that ADMT can't update NTUser.dat hive permissions on "terminal services profile path

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terminal services, active directory
ASKED: October 15, 2009  3:36 PM
UPDATED: October 16, 2009  3:26 AM

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First you need to export the profile list from the old server and import it in the new by exporting the following registry keys and importing them to the new server. (Careful in the registry..blah…blah..blah.)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileGuid
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

Then you can copy the profiles.
Run this command from the new server:
robocopy “\\<oldTS>\c$\documents and settings” “c:\documents and settings” /COPYALL /S  /XD 
       ”\\<oldTS>\c$\documents and settings\Administrator” 
                 ”\\<oldTS>\c$\documents and settings\LocalService” 
                 ”\\<oldTS>\c$\documents and settings\NetworkService” 
                 ”\\<oldTS>\c$\documents and settings\Default User” 
                 ”\\<oldTS>\c$\documents and settings\All Users”

Where otdTS is the name of the old terminal server. Don’t include the <> around the name.

I hope that helps. I successfully added a terminal server to a cluster and was able to copy profiles (roaming) from one server to a new server and users also didn’t have to wait for the profile to be created.

Scott

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