Atomize the Outlook profile backup

Dear All
Please go through the document which gives the procedure about atomizing the backup of Outlook profile.
Scenario :- New domain has to be installed and shift all present users with there all existing settings including outlook profile.
Solution :- Consider login name ABCD for domain olddomain.com and login name ABCD for domain newdomain.com
for Windows XP OS
As per as user profile is concerned we can copy
c:\Document and Settings\ABCD.olddomain.com\*.* to
c:\Document and Settings\ABCD.newdomain.com\*.* after moving the system in new domain and successful first logon in new domain for user ABCD
for Windows 7 OS
As per as user profile is concerned we can copy
c:\users\ABCD.olddomain.com\*.* to
c:\users\ABCD.newdomain.com\*.* after moving the system in new domain and successful first logon in new domain for user ABCD

Outlook Profile backup and restore ( automatic )
Before moving the system in new domain,
As the Outlook profile resides in Registry hive HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles
We need to export and then in new domain needs to import the above hive.
Which is a manual process have to be done on all systems so I have used one trick .
Created a batch file as backup.bat

Reg export “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles “ c:\prof.reg

And copy the file on domain controller at c:\WINDOWS\SYSVOL\sysvol\olddomain.com\scripts
Then created another batch file as restore.bat

Reg import c:\prof.reg

After creating these two files
Open Active Directory users and Computers Snap-in and right click on OU in which all users are present , Select group policy tab and click on Edit Button.

Go in User Configuration tab in that select scripts (Logon/LogOff) and from right side panel double click on logon and specify the backup.bat file path as its in sysvol folder which is default shared for all it will get executed on every login and backup of outlook profile will be taken automatically on c:\ .
Now move the system in new domain and then execute restore.bat manually on PC.
You will see outlook is automatically configured as it was previously.

Thanks

Prashant Deshpande

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