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Copying Local user profiles

By NextGen ·
Does anyone know a sure fire way of correctly copying a local user profile on a Win2k Professional to a Domain user profile? Iv'e tried the "Copy user Profile" command and the explorer copy folders(Hidden folders also) technique. Something always seems to be missing. Any help will be truly appreciated.
When the user logs in now they log into their own domain as Admins, and we want to change that to log into our corporate domain, but still keep their profile intact.

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by quintar51 In reply to Copying Local user profil ...

Here's what you'll need to do.

Log into win2kpro locally, using an admin account.

right-click my computer, properties. Then go to the user Profiles tab. Here you should see all the local accounts for your users.

click on one of the profiles, then 'copy to'. You'll need to copy it to a share on the domain server using the unc path, for example \\server1\Profiles.

Usually after copying all the profiles, join the win2kpro computer to the domain. This can be done earlier as well.
After that, on the domain server, create a domain account for the user. Right-click on the user object, choose properties. Locate the Profiles tab. Under the Profile path, type in the UNC path to where the profile is located. For example, \\server1\Profiles\%username%

then you log into the domain using the user account and you should download the profile.

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by dwdino In reply to Copying Local user profil ...

Do it the easy way.

1) Login as administrator.
2) Navigate to Docs and Setting
3) Click on tools -> folder options -> view all
4) Rename Default User to Default User.old
5) Rename the current users account to Default User
6) Logout
7) Have user login.
Logout
9) Login as Admin
10) Rename Default User to [Username].backup
11) Rename Default User.old to Default User
12) Logout

This can be done from a script as well, so that it can encompass all who will be moved.

The pc mustbe joined to the domain prior to taking the steps above.

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