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By bubba ·
this is what i messed up if its very clear.
the user was logged in under his domain login, but he is no longer using it on the domain. when i rebooted after taking off the domain and setting it to a workgroup i wasnt able to log on with his username and profile he said he was never setup with a local username and password. i forgot to add a new user before taking off the domain and restarting. i was able to log in using admin. i created a new user profile and added it to all the correct groups. the part i dont know is how to get him back to his original settings but without the domain. or how to get it set back to the domain login to create the new profile from there. i hope im making it a little clearer. thanks

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by SteveF68 In reply to domain login help

If you have created the user's local machine account already, have the user login and out once, then you login as administrator go to Document and Settings (in 2000) or WINNT\PROFILES (in NT) find the users domain folder, copy all the contents of that users domain folder into the users local machine acount folder. He should have just about everything back to the domain settings. He might need to make some Desktop adjustments, especially if he was using a roaming profile, but it doesn't seem like he was.
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by keenan_true In reply to domain login help

Alternatively you can logon as admin and go to my computer -> advanced tab, user profiles. Find the Domain profile, and hit the copy to button. Find the folder with the new local profile and hit ok. This will copy the exact profile to the new account. I have found this works a little better than doing it through explorer since alot of the time you will get sharing violations doing it through explorer.

PS I know this works in 2000/XP...not sure about NT 4.0

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