domain and local profiles

By nkb1434ever ·
we are a small business that had employees that all worked from home on our laptops but now we have a central office. i've set up a domain controller for security purposes and eventually want to add exchange. the problem i'm having is that i need to figure out a way to let the employees have access to their local profile settings while logged onto the domain because they already have so much data associated with their local computer profiles. i've tried copying the local profile to the domain profile in system properties but that does not work. i also tried a microsoft KB article that said to copy the whole profile folder in explorer, except ntuser.dat and a few other files, and paste it directly into the other profile folder. when i did this and logged into that profile, i got many errors from norton and other programs. am i trying to do something that is not possible?

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SBS 2003?

by CG IT In reply to domain and local profiles

did you get SBS 2003? if so when you create computer accounts in AD and then use the connect computer wizard, it will list the local user account you want to associate with the domain account and make the changes so that users get their local machine account.

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Windows Server 2003

by nkb1434ever In reply to SBS 2003?

Unfortunately, I am not using SBS. I'm using Server 2003. Do you know if there is a similar wizard on Server 2003?

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by nkb1434ever In reply to domain and local profiles

Has anyone else encountered this problem? I'm sure I'm not the only one who has come across this situation. I have googled this and it seems like a lot of people have had this problem but I can't find a definitive solution. Anyone???

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