Move-SPUser (or stsadm -o migrateuser) bug update

Before migrating users, there is a bug in the process. The Profile service does not get updated properly until you apply Service Pack 1 and the June 2011 Cumulative Update. Within the June CU is this note:

Profile synchronization does not support domain migration in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

This was a bug found internally at Microsoft which causes the Profile database to not be updated when a user is migrated between domains. If you’re unable to apply SP1, there is the post-April hotfix package KB2534417 that is also available.

Trevor Seward is a Microsoft Office Apps and Services MVP who specializes in SharePoint Server administration, hybrid scenarios, and SharePoint Online. He has been working with SharePoint for 16 years from SharePoint 2003 on up, managing environments with terabytes of content for 150,000+ user organizations. Trevor is an author of Deploying SharePoint 2016 and Deploying SharePoint 2019. You can find him on Twitter and in /r/sharepoint.