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By bubba ·
i removed a user from a domain that is no longer being used. i rebooted before adding him to the users while switching to a workgroup for a home network. the user said he was not given a passowrd to login without a domain. i was able to login as admin but couldt figure out how to get back to the domain login so he didnt lose his profile settings?
how would i get it bak up in his original profile???

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by elemzy In reply to unable to login

pls can u reframe your question?

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by bburdzel In reply to unable to login

You won't be able to just make the domain profile the same as his local profile. What you have to do is create a 'default user' profile and let his new account be created from that. To create a 'default user': Log in as Local Admin Go to c:docs and settings. rename 'default user' folder to 'default user.1' - make sure 'show all files is enabled.' Now rename 'domainuserprofile' folder to 'default user'. Rt click/properties the new 'default user' folder and go to security tab. Check off 'inherit permissions box' and click apply. Then remove the 'domainusername' from the security list and click ok. Any user who logs in (first time only) will receive these default settings. If the 'localuserprofile' already exists in the c:docs and settings you need to rename this folder to 'localuserprofile.1' The next time the user logs in he will get a new profile that was created from the default user, which contains all the settings of his domain login.

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by reference In reply to unable to login

If I understand the question, you should have two profiles in your documents and settings folder one profile named "user" (jon, jane, whatever) and one named "user.domain" (jon.domain, jane.domain etc.)(you will have to log into the local machine asthis user at least once to create his local profile)
Now, if log in as administrator to the local machine, you can copy the "user.domain" profile into the "user" profile (open user.domain folder, ((ensure that you are set to view all files)) select all, copy - then paste into the user folder, overwrite all. This should effectivley give you the same profile as the user had when logged into the domain.
Hope it helps, let me know if you need more info. As I stated , if I'm reading your question correctly, this will accomplish what your trying to do. I've done it several times

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by reference In reply to unable to login

Any resolve to this issue? It really should not have been much of a problem to simply "copy" the contents of his domain profile to the contents of his new local profile. Just checkin' to see if you were successful!

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by bubba In reply to unable to login

i think i got it now but to make my question a little clearer ill try to rexplain what i messed up.
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 anew 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 bubba In reply to unable to login

Point value changed by question poster.

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