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Migrating from Domain Profile to Local Profile

By February 26, 2020 No Comments

Migrating from Domain Profile to Local Profile


  1. Click Start and type Computer Manager
  2. Right click on Computer Manager and ‘Run as Administrator’
  3. Expand Local Users and Groups
  4. Expand Users
  5. Create a new user account
  6. Add this new user account to the local Administrators group
  7. Install Profwiz (Download from here)
  8. Launch Profile Wizard
  9. Select the domain user account for the user list and click Next
  10. Click to top drop down and select the local computer name
  11. Select Join Workgroup
  12. Add the username of the local account created above.
  13. Click Next and wait….

(The migration depends on how much data the user has and if it’s located on a server)

  1. Once the migration is complete you will be able to select Next, then Finished.
  2. The machine will then reboot and finish the migration off.
  3. Once it reboots, the default login will be the new local user account you created, now login to this account.
  4. When the account logs in, Windows will finish off setting up the new profile. You’ll see ‘Updating Apps XX%’. Once this has finished, you’ll be logged in to your new local profile.
  5. You’ll need to clean up a few things:
    1. Disconnect any Mapped Network Drives
    2. Change any file associations is you are using an application other than a default one, Windows will be resetting file associations for a few minutes, you’ll see the popups in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
    3. Check Outlook if you use it, you may need to pop your email password(s) back in.

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