Joining MacBook Pro to Windows Domain

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  1. Rogergovernor macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    If I join one of our macbooks to our windows enterprise domain, will the local user profile that was on the machine be delete? What can I do to keep it and keep it accessible with the files after the macbook is on the domain?

    Also I don't know the OS on the machine now

    Thank you!
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    No the local user won't be deleted. It's quite easy to join a Windows domain on the Mac, but removal is much more difficult.
     
  3. Rogergovernor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    After I join the domain, how can I transfer the files of a local user, to a user that is part of the domain in the macbook?
     
  4. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a

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    Assuming you've configured Active Directory in Directory Utility to force the home folder on the startup disk, you'll probably want to connect to the server from the local account and move the files to the server. Then once you've signed in as the AD user on the Macbook, move the files from the server to the AD user on the Macbook. Make sense? There is no "syncing" of files with the server with this particular arrangement & I'm not sure in my experience that Macs syncing files with file servers is a good idea. Keep it simple.
     
  5. Rogergovernor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    Can you please elaborate more on that part?

    Thank you!!
     
  6. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a

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    Well you've got me wondering... do you have A.D. admin credentials?
     
  7. Rogergovernor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I got it, I didn't quiet understand what you mean, there was lots of information out there

    Thank for the information above!!!
     
  8. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a

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