How to Retain User Settings When Converting from a Local Account to an AD Account?

Eva Cheong 46 Reputation points
2024-05-23T06:29:58.9166667+00:00

Hi there,

I would like to know if we can retain the same settings and configuration of the account profile when converting from a local account to an AD account. Is there any migration tool available for this conversion?

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  1. Hania Lian 9,691 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-05-23T06:55:22.54+00:00

    Hello,

    Yes, it is possible to retain the same settings and configuration of the account profile when converting from a local account to an AD account. You can use the User State Migration Tool (USMT) to migrate user profiles from a local account to an AD account. USMT is a free tool provided by Microsoft that allows you to migrate user data and settings from one computer to another. You can download USMT from the Microsoft website.

    More details you can refer to these links:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/usmt/usmt-overview

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/usmt/usmt-technical-reference

    Best Regards,

    Hania Lian

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