User profiles windows XP

By IT_Girl_47 ·
I have one user's PC that is a member of a workgroup and not our domain. I am going to be joining the PC to the domain. My question is related to the user's profile. Basically what I want is to avoid doing a profile transfer because the profile size is about 5GB and it will take a long time. (this is for a traveling employee and not a lot of time is allocated for me to have possession of the PC) So If I rename the current profile, have the system create a new profile after the PC is a domain member, rename the new one to original name, will I run into a lot of problems with programs on the PC?

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giving a profile the same name

by w2ktechman In reply to User profiles windows XP

will not make the profile the same. What you and I see in a profile name is -- well -- the name. What Windows sees is a string of characters called a SID (security identifier) and each account has a different SID.

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