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Managing User Profiles

By ellen.notehelfer ·
WIN2K User who were configured to log on locally, now must log on to the domain. This creates a second set of folders in Documents and Settings and user no longer has original documents, desktop, Outlook files (calendar, contacts), etc. Is there asimple way to make the local account folders the property of the domain account?

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by bentgellerich In reply to Managing User Profiles

Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, System.
On the User Profiles tab, click once on computername\user. Next press the "copy to" button, hit browse and navigate to the newly created folder (C:\Documents and Settings\DomainUser)where DomainUser isthe folder that was added since joining the domain. You must be logged on as Admin to do this.

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by ellen.notehelfer In reply to Managing User Profiles

Thanks for the input, but I have done exactly as described in this suggestion. Once I've selected the newly created user, there is one more step (according to Micorsoft Technet article Q255095) and that is to change the profile in the Permittedto Use box that is directly below the Copy Profile to box. When I click Change to get a list of users that can be given this permission, I am only given a list of local users and groups. The drop down menu which should display domain members is grayed out.

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by bentgellerich In reply to Managing User Profiles

The menu is greyed out because you are logging on locally. You must log onto the domain with administrative privliges. If all else fails, just move the profile manually using the Windows Explorer. As long as you are logged on as an Admin this should not be a problem

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by ellen.notehelfer In reply to Managing User Profiles

I AM logged on as administrator of the domain. Manually moving the profile doesn't work either. After doing this some short cuts don't work and Outlook won't open. Evidently not ALL files should be moved, but I'm not sure which leave alone. I'm assuming that IDs are included in the profile, etc.

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by WhW In reply to Managing User Profiles

This is kinda dirty and requires some knowledge on the part of your user, but you could try this.

1. As admin, zip the old profile.

2. Copy the archive to the new profile (Desktop is a good place to leave it) making sure to give the user proper perms to it

3. Have the user login and unzip the archive. You'll get some errors during the extraction because somefiles will already be in use, but those are the ones you don't want to overwrite anyway.

It's not real elegant and kinda messy, but should work.

HIH

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by ellen.notehelfer In reply to Managing User Profiles

My users are school secretaries and administrators. I need a solution that does not require any effort on the part of users.
I've submitted the problem to Microsoft via TechNet and they haven't come up with a solution yet either!

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by WhW In reply to Managing User Profiles

Well, as admin you could reset their passwords and do it yourself. Say it's part of the upgrade process :). Again, not elegant ...

Hope there aren't too many of them.

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by WhW In reply to Managing User Profiles

Also, don't know if you have the resources to do this, but you might setup & enable roaming profiles. Copy all the old profiles to the logon server, delete the local copies and next time the user logs on the profile will be downloaded to the local machine.

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by WhW In reply to Managing User Profiles

Also, don't know if you have the resources to do this, but you might setup & enable roaming profiles. Copy all the old profiles to the logon server, delete the local copies and next time the user logs on the profile will be downloaded to the local machine.

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by ellen.notehelfer In reply to Managing User Profiles

I finally figured out the solution myself after much frustration. Updating my WIN2K operating system to SP2 fixed the problem I was encountering with the Copy Profile tool of the Control Panel - System. Once this was installed I could browse the domain for users to receive the rights to the new profile. Later, I found documentation to confirm my experience. Ergo, a warning to all WIN2K users. The copy profile utility does not allow you to specify domain users prior to installing SP2.

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