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XP Pro user group question

By jason ·
Windows XP Pro Laptop
I have a user acount on it. At home I log in with that and use a wireless network.

When I log on to work, where I have a domain, I log in with the same username and password. I must plug in a cat5 cable at work (no wireless).HOWEVER, when windows loads I am not in the same profile(user) as when at home. I can tell because My Documents is empty. None of the stuff I saved there at home is there at work. BUT I logged in with the same user, only I specify a Domain at work.

Does Windows see a user as 2 people, 1 for each domain?? What is going on here. The goal is to be able to have one user account (and therefore one set of user folders) when I log on at work and at home with the same user.

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by briantruitt In reply to XP Pro user group questio ...

I believe you figured this out on your own. Windows does create accounts based if you're logging on locally or to a domain. If you go into Documents and Settings, you will see that you probably have a couple different accounts like DOMAIN/jason and COMPUTER/jason. I don't know of a workaround off the top of my besides just making shortcuts to the My Documents in the different accounts.

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by mahair1970 In reply to XP Pro user group questio ...

I think your workstation at work is figured to save a mandatory user profile (read-only user profile) which means if you make any changes on your workstation like background pictures or screen resolutions when you log off windows will not save those changes. you can test it yourself make some changes then log off your account after that log back into your and see if it saves your changes. I bet it will not because network administrators do not want users to tamper with the workstation especially if more than one user is using the workstation. In that case you have to ask your network administrator to change the user profile from mandotory to roaming which means windows will save the user changes no matter what computer the user is using to log on to the same domain.

Maher Alchabaoun
Preparing to be an MCP

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