So, four coworkers of mine are getting new Windows 7-installed machines to replace their ancient Windows XP ones. All of these users login to the (Windows Server 2003) domain for mail and files, etc., not to the local. I need to make sure that they have all the files, emails, and settings they need to be up and running when I replace their current PCs.
I've Googled relentlessly but can't find answers to simple questions:
- Do I need to use something like Windows Easy Transfer since they work via the domain and not on the local? I'm not sure if everything is saved automatically on the server, or if some necessary files are only stored locally.
- Will logging back into the domain on the new Windows 7 machines result in each user's files/settings being repopulated automatically? E.g., My Documents.
- We use a mail server and Outlook for email purposes. I know that emails are saved on the server -- is getting a user access to their email as simple as setting up Outlook with the server?
I know these are multiple questions... I really appreciate any help.