A student asked about the change of authentication in Windows Server 2008 R2, here is a reference for that: Changes for Identity and Authentication in Windows Server 2008 R2http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd560654(WS.10).aspx
In the past(Windows NT,2000 or 2003), we can use the “Copy” button in the user profile page to copy the user profile to another location. However, this method will cause quite a lot of problem. Microsoft did not support this method in Windows 2008 or Windows 7. You may reference this article:http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/springboard/archive/2009/10/30/configuring-default-user-settings-full-update-for-windows-7.aspx Now, Microsoft only support the following method to handle user profile: How to customize the default local user profile when you prepare an image of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973289/en-us
If WDS is installed on the same machine as DHCP is you have to set the options under the DHCP tab of WDS. From http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766320(WS.10).aspx: “If the Microsoft DHCP service is on the server that is being configured as a Windows Deployment Services server, set DHCP Option 60 to PXEClient and set Windows Deployment Services to Do not listen on Port 67.”
A student asked how to add a device driver path to answer file, here is the reference: Add a Device Driver Path to an Answer File http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749522(WS.10).aspx
Actually, to migrate from Windows Server 2003 domain to Windows Server 2008 domain, there are two options: 1.ADMT if the customer would like to create a new domain and new forest.2.Upgrade if the customer would like to keep the current domain structure; Option #1: Use ADMT to migrate to a new forest—————————————————————This involves moving all your resources from Windows Server 2003 domain to a new and fresh Windows Server 2008 domain. There is a tools called Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) which is designed for this job. As far as I know, ADMT v3.1 is designed for Windows Server 2008 … Continue reading Options to migrating Windows Server 2003 to 2008
Here are the rough steps: Step 1 Create WinPE disk: 1. Install WAIK on a technical computer. 2. Right-click Windows PE Tools Command Prompt and click Run as administrator. 3. Type the following commands and press Enter. Copype amd64 c:\winpe Imagex /mountrw c:\winpe\winpe.wim 1 c:\winpe\mount 4. Copy imagex.exe from C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\amd64 to c:\winpe\mount\Windows\System32. 5. Type the following commands and press Enter. Imagex.exe /unmount /commit c:\winpe\mount Copy d:\winpe\winpe.wim c:\winpe\iso\sources\boot.wim /y Oscdimg -n -h -bc:\winpe\etfsboot.com c:\winpe\iso c:\winpe\winpe.iso 6. Burn winpe.iso using Nero and you will get a WinPE with ImageX disk. Step 2 Make an unattend installation file named sysprep.xml (or … Continue reading Using USB to store syspreped image and use it for recovery use.
Sysprep Technical Reference http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766049(WS.10).aspx
There is a tool called: “moveuser” from the Windows Resource Kit Tools will do the job more effeciently.You simply join the computer to the domain and login to the domain as the user you will be migrating. Then log off the domain and login to the local computer using an account other than the user you are going to migrate. Then you run the following command: moveuser “username” “domain\username” /y This simply copies the profile “username” to the domain profile “domain\username”. The /y just tells the action to continue if it experiences errors.
If you want the computer name to be generated automatically and the computer to be added into the specified OU, and if you don’t want to create the computer account manually in the Active Directory, you can try the following steps: Step 1.=====Open the Windows Deployment Services console, in the left pane, navigate to “Windows Deployment Services\<ServerName>” node, and right-click this node. Click Properties and then click the Directory Services tab. On this tab, you can change the computer naming format and set the location where client computer accounts will be created. Step 2.=====Configure the sysprep.inf file. At a minimum, … Continue reading Control the computer account location of legacy Windows client
Here are some reference for WDS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Deployment_Serviceshttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc265604.aspx