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  • Profile Problem after user migration

    Hi,

    I have a profile problem after user migration using ADMT (No erros on ADMT). I migrated the user between domains in the same forest.
    After migrate, the user logon on your machine and another profile is create on Documents and Settings.

    The new profile: USERNAME.DOMAIN

    This problem not happens with all users, but I try to identify the problem,without sucess.

    When teh problems happens, we need migrate the user profile from old profile to new profile.

    I would like to know why this problem is happens and the possible solution ?

    Thanks and Happy New Year.

    Best Regards,

    Diogo

  • #2
    i no understand you post

    i dont understand the problem... or at least the way it is being written.

    After migrate, the user logon on your machine and another profile is create on Documents and Settings.
    is folder redirection being employed in this domain? or are you saying that you want the user to continue using the folder created prior to the migration?
    its easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission.
    Give karma where karma is due...

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    • #3
      Re: Profile Problem after user migration

      This is a function of SP1 for Windows Server 2003. Prior to SP1 user profile directories were created and located as "username". After SP1 user profile directories are created and located as "username.domain". This is by design and is not a problem. My suggestion is to rename the original "username" directories to "username.domain". Make sure all servers are on the same SP level.

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      • #4
        Re: Profile Problem after user migration

        Are you sure joeqwerty this is a related functionallity of SP1?
        Because i'm pretty sure thas this occur when the username as profilename already exists.
        Marcel
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        • #5
          Re: Profile Problem after user migration

          Hi everyone,

          I want the user to continue using the folder created prior to the migration.

          For example:
          Before migration:

          Documents and Settings\XPTO

          Not Documents and Settings\XPTO.DOMAIN

          My questions is:

          Why is happening ? I have 1000 machines in company. Itīs happens only a few machines, but is happening. Every time this happens, we need migrate the user profile from old profile to new profile.

          All users uses Windows XP Professional SP2 installed.

          Thanks for all.

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          • #6
            Re: Profile Problem after user migration

            Sorry, my post relates to roaming profiles stored on a Windows 2003 Server, not local profiles. After reading the original posts again it looks like the poster is referring to local profiles, in which case Dumber is correct.

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            • #7
              Re: Profile Problem after user migration

              As Dumber has already said, but perhaps I can rephrase to help you:

              If Documents and Settings\XPTO already exists and then the user XPTO logs on for the first time on that computer, the system will create a new folder called Documents and Settings\XPTO.DOMAIN

              That is why it is happening, and that is why it is happening on only some of the computers.
              Best wishes,
              PaulH.
              MCP:Server 2003; MCITP:Server 2008; MCTS: SBS2008

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              • #8
                Re: Profile Problem after user migration

                It normally does this if it cannot load the users profile.

                I had a problem with Windows 2000 machines where users profiles were getting corrupt. Instead of not letting them in, Windows just creates a new profile, but because the default foldername of 'username' is taken it creates one called 'username.domain'.

                My solution was to deploy the User Profile Hive Cleanup Service to all PC's. After that no more corrupt profiles were happening. This however like I said was on Windows 2000 machines. It still might be worth looking into. I would suggest though if you hear of a user having the issue, browse the Event Log's as it should tell you in there as to why it didn't load the users normal profile.
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                • #9
                  Re: Profile Problem after user migration

                  Originally posted by ]SK[ View Post
                  It normally does this if it cannot load the users profile.

                  I had a problem with Windows 2000 machines where users profiles were getting corrupt. Instead of not letting them in, Windows just creates a new profile, but because the default foldername of 'username' is taken it creates one called 'username.domain'.
                  True, however... We're talking about a migration between domains.
                  This has problably nothing to do with corrupt profiles but with existing (locally stored) profiles with the sama name.
                  Marcel
                  Technical Consultant
                  Netherlands
                  http://www.phetios.com
                  http://blog.nessus.nl

                  MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                  "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                  "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                  "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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                  • #10
                    Re: Profile Problem after user migration

                    Originally posted by joeqwerty View Post
                    Sorry, my post relates to roaming profiles stored on a Windows 2003 Server, not local profiles.
                    Thanks joeqwerty. I wasn't aware of that feature with SP1 If you have a document about it, please feel free to post it or send me a PM.
                    I'm quite curious about this
                    Marcel
                    Technical Consultant
                    Netherlands
                    http://www.phetios.com
                    http://blog.nessus.nl

                    MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                    "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                    "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                    "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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                    • #11
                      Re: Profile Problem after user migration

                      The following article references the hotfix (also part of SP1) that details the change to roaming profile names. We got caught with this when we installed SP1 and subsequently had to rename 800+ roaming profiles to "username.domain" as windows was creating a new blank one instead of finding the "username" roaming profile.

                      http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821929/

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                      • #12
                        Re: Profile Problem after user migration

                        Thanks for the update Joeqwerty
                        Marcel
                        Technical Consultant
                        Netherlands
                        http://www.phetios.com
                        http://blog.nessus.nl

                        MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                        "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                        "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                        "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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