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User profiles:Domain vs. local

By peter.anderson ·
When originaly setup several of my users
only had local machine logins. Now they
have been added to the domain and
using their domain logins have access to
the resources on the domain. How can I
allow them to continue to use the
necessary resources of the domain and
access the programs installed from their
local logins, along with the accumulated
email stored in their Outlook profile .pst
files and associated with that local login.
And hopefully do it in as few steps as
possible. These are Dell laptops, running
Windows 2000.

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by tony.colgrove In reply to User profiles:Domain vs. ...

You can copy the local profile over the domain profile, so the next time the logon to the domain they will have their local profile settings back (including applications).
To do this-
1-Logon as an admin to the machine (do not log on as the domainuser).
2-Right-click on My computer and choose Properties.
3-Select the User Profile Tab.
4-Select the <computername>\username and click Copy To:
5-Browse to C:\Documents and Settings\<domainusername>
*If the domain username was the same as thelocal username you will see username.DOMAINNAME
6-If you use the NTFS file system, you will want to set the Permitted to use: to the domain\username
7-Click Ok a couple times
8-Log off and then logon as the domain user.
Presto, his local settings are back (but you just lost any configuration done in the domain profile.
*Word of advise is for the user to ALWAYs log onto the domain, even when not connected, this way he/she will always be using the same profile, so they will always have the same settings.

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by tony.colgrove In reply to User profiles:Domain vs. ...

If the drives are formatted in FAT or FAT32 you dont have to worry about the premitted to use area. This setting, sets NTFS file permissions on the profile directory, so it only has an effect when the drive is formatted with NTFS.

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by peter.anderson In reply to User profiles:Domain vs. ...
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by mphoffar In reply to User profiles:Domain vs. ...

You should be able to just copy the contents on their folders in the Docuemnts and settings folder from the local login folder to the folder that was created from the domain login. If you want to you can use the copy to feature in the system properties under the user profile tab. This should get most of the stuff into the network login profile. AT that point, because you also copied their old user.dat, you may have to go through and resetup their mail and mapped drives.

Good luck to you
Mark

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by peter.anderson In reply to User profiles:Domain vs. ...

I needed details sorry i wasn't
specific enough.

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