domain profile migrations?
hey quick question out there to anyone who has experience in this.
whats the most efficient way to migrate someone's ad/profile from one workstation to another? I have a few workstation upgrades that i'm working on and the company i'm doing this for is using local profiles with nothing stored on the server except for exchange .pst's which i'm not too worried about.
where i'm getting stuck is doing the physical migration of their profile off their current machine and onto their new one with the least amount of downtime possible.
I don't have after hours access to this client, so i'm stuck doing what I can during regular business hours and using transwiz (which sucks balls imo) takes a good 20~30 minutes to zip and another 20~30 to transfer and unpack.
I mean it works when its just one or two upgrades and I can usually get them moved over by the time the end user is at lunch, but I don't see this as a viable solution when I have ten more upgrades that need to be pushed out in one day.
I'm only scheduled to be at this client for one day outta the week, but i'm here from 7~7 and on top of the other things i'm doing here, profile migrations are fucking ass.
End Users are running xp/sp2 with ie6 (their homebuilt webapps don't run on ie7~8/mozilla) with the servers being all virtualized running server 08.
Its a fairly small company, but i'll be upgrading another 50ish users by the end of october and I really want to hash out a better profile migration plan.
any ideas? hints/advice/etc..
thanks in advance!