The Administrator profile on a stand alone (non DC) windows server is a local account. (pls correct me if I'm wrong)
So What happens to the (local) Administrator profile when a stand alone server is migrated to a domain controller and that DC is the PDC (A new DC in a new domain - call it DomainX)
- A) Does windows take that profile and then convert it to an AD integrated (domain) profile? (convert meaning use that one, not create a new one and replace it)
- B ) If so, what happens when another stand alone server is migrated (as another DC in DomainX) also? (assume it becomes the BDC for DomainX) I'm asking since there would be another local account called 'Administrator' and there cannot be two account named 'Adminitrator' with different SIDs, correct? So exactly what exactly happens to it? Does windows then also convert/integrate that local 'Administrator' account (on the machine that will become the BDC) to the existing 'Administrator' domain acount? Or is it just abandoned and a new 'Administrator' (I mean the DomainX 'Administrator' domain account created when the PDC was migrated from stand alone) account is installed in the Documents and Settings folder and profile list?
Can anyone explain this?
Edited by GreenGhost, 18 February 2016 - 05:19 PM.