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Desktop settings after joining a domain!

By chefahmad79 ·
Hi,
I recently joined a company as IT support, i found that most of the machines were not on the domain.. after joining one machine i found out that the user desktop settings and icons were replaced with a new fresh settings.I switched back to local user copied the contents of c:/users/(username) to c:/users/(username).domain. after logging to the domain the icons appeared on the desktop but still i needed to manually change the background and other settings. we are using windows server 2003 server and XP pro clients (some are Vista!)

is there any method to switch the user into a domain while preserving his current settings and icons!??

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This might help you with your issue...

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/bb491054.aspx

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
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Copy user profiles

by Churdoo In reply to Desktop settings after jo ...

You use the System Properties / Advanced / User Profiles section to copy the entire profile.

Once you join the domain, log in once with the user's domain credentials to cause the new profile to be created. Reboot the workstation, then log in as the local or domain administrator and use the above functionality, i.e. System properties / Advanced / User profiles to copy the local user profile over the newly created domain user profile location. Also set the "permitted to use" to the domain user when you do the copy.

Check this article
http://www.petri.co.il/copy_user_profiles_in_windows_xp.htm

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