How to export a local account using User Migration when the local account doesn't exist on the destination machine.
|Article:TECH109685|||||Created: 2007-01-13|||||Updated: 2012-03-05|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH109685|
You want to know how to migrate a local account to a new machine without having to first touch the destination machine.
There are two possible ways to migrate a local account. Step 2 is only applicable to Ghost versions 22.214.171.1243 or after.
- Create the local account on the destination machine before restoring the User Migration Package. Once the local account has been created on the destination machine, restore the package as you normally would with either the console or the User Migration Wizard. If you are unable to manually create the local account on the destination machine, proceed to Step 2.
- If you are unable to touch the destination machine to create the local account, you can use a registry modification to set the password for a local account. You can then export this registry modification via the console in lieu of creating a local account at the destination machine.
- Create the following registry key on a model machine:
- HKLM\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Symantec User Migration
- Create a new string value called "LocalAccountPassword"
- Then set the value to whatever you want the password to be.
- Export the Registry Key and deploy via the Ghost Console as follows:
- Start a new task
- Type a name for the new task.
- Check the box to "Execute Command"
- Browse to the Target Machine
- Click the "Execute Command" tab
- Click Add
- Task will be executed "In Target Operating System"
- Command = regedit.exe
- Argument = /s "[Location of Registry Key to export]"
- Click OK
- Click Save
- Click Execute
- Once the registry modification is in place on the destination machine, restore the User Migration Package as you normally would.
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH109685