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12 comments on «User Profile Wizard (by ForensIT) Review»

  1. Justin says:

    Great! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sam says:

    Thank you good to know

  3. Tan TL says:

    Great article. Thanks Bob.
    Just wondering, does Profile Wizard migrate the following:
    1. Local printers
    2. Printers shared out to other users
    3. Mapped drives
    4. Folders shared out to other users

    Again, awesome article. Thanks!
    Tan

    1. Bob McKay says:

      Hi Tan,

      I believe it does all of the above but perhaps excluding Mapped Drives. To be honest mapped drives and shared printers should be handled by Group Policy anyway

      Bob

  4. Daniel says:

    Hi Bob,

    Will the User Profile Wizard allow me to change the format of the user name? I want to move to FirstName[dot]LastName.

    Example:
    From: “JDoe”
    To: “John.Doe”

    Thanks,
    Daniel

    1. Bob McKay says:

      Hi Daniel,

      Yes certainly, you can change name completely. Bear in mind it effectively reassign a users profile on a machine to a new active directory account.

  5. John says:

    HI Bob,
    Hope this is not too stale a thread. When you used the free tool, did the user’s Outlook profile come over and thus, no need to recreate and re-download email from O365 or an on-premises exchange mail server? I’m in need of migrating machines/users to a new domain controller and just do not have the bandwidth to re-setup everyone’s Outlook Profile to the cloud. Just curious if you had similar situation and what happened.

    Thanks,
    John

    1. Bob McKay says:

      Hi John,

      Yes, Outlook profiles came over when I’ve done this previously and it was, in fact, a big reason for doing it!

      I believe the email password will need to be re-entered on first run.

      Bob

      1. John says:

        And that was with the freebie package? That’s a nice deal. Thanks for info.

        1. Bob McKay says:

          Yep I believe so – its been a while!

  6. LG says:

    I’m wondering. Will it create a new user folder like user_name.domain_name or keep an old user folder? If it will keep the old folder name, can I make it create new one? Thanks

    1. Bob McKay says:

      Hi, it uses the same folder and updates all the permissions and the guid for the new domain. I’m not sure if there is an option to have it create a new folder instead, although this would obviously require more disk space to copy everything from the original profile.

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