Migration of Roaming User Profiles at DATEV

Nuremberg-based DATEV eG is an IT service provider for tax advisers, auditors and the legal profession as well as their clients. As a cloud service provider, the company manages around 15,000 user profiles of its DaaS customers on around 2,500 terminal servers.The profiles store among others the very important Microsoft Office templates for the clients.For the pending software upgrade from Microsoft Office 2003 to Office 2010, these profiles have to be migrated without impairment for the users.

DATEV decided to test Profile Migrator. After the test migration of the first 1000 user profiles, project lead André Robl was convinced by the simple handling and the effective migration of the user profiles and data between the software versions. The uncomplicated migration between the Server 2003 and Server 2008 R2 operating systems convinced, too.

Another bonus for Profile Migrator: Migration "out of the box" is possible not just for the operating system settings, but also for various widespread applications, the as the necessary control files for this purpose are provided along with the program. A small number of settings permit individual adaptation of the migration parameters. This led to Robl's decision to opt for the sepago software for the migration of the remaining user profiles as well.