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By jasnew98 ·
i'm using win XP and logging in domain.

i noticed there's 2 profiles created - (user & user.domain) in C:\Documents and Settings.

need advised on the differences and how it affects the user. also, where can i find articles or resources on this.

thanks

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by scmgithd In reply to User Profiles

What I've found is that I set up a user id on the computer and then when I set the user up on the domain it adds another user to the pc. I then delete the first one and set preferences and such up on the second one. I haven't taken the time to figure out a way around this (we only have a few pc's on the domain).

Not sure if this is what you're dealing with. Good luck!

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by OTL In reply to User Profiles

Difference is weither logging onto the PC or via PC the domain. Off-line will not "normally" set up shared/presonal drives and on the domain will.

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by adent888 In reply to User Profiles

when you setup an XP machine the first profile created is the local user profile which exists only on that machine. when you join an XP machine to a domain a roaming(or domain) profile is created for every domain user which you log into that machine as. You can only logon to a locally only if the user has an account on that machine. If your domain uses roaming profiles (server 2003 default) any user that logs into that machine with their domain logon will have a profile created on that machine.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/TechRef/779885d9-e5e9-4f27-9c14-5bbe77b056ba.mspx

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