Client Registries are read only

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Anon, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. Anon

    Anon Guest

    I migrated my home server from windows 2000 to 2003 SBS. I just copied &
    pasted roaming profiles between server shares to move them.

    Now, every client's registry is read only. I've tried adding full control
    to the HKLM branch, but that didn't seem to effect anything. I think I need
    permission to the HKCU branch. How do I fix this.

    Some examples of things that don't work are
    1) no one can change windows explorer settings
    2) no one can change their own taskbar or start menu
    3) Applications that remember per user things won't remember.
    4) Internet Explorer prompts for the same things again and again.
     
    Anon, Jun 26, 2004
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  2. Hi Anon,

    Thanks for your posting here.

    Is your domain user in the local administrators group?
    Does your domain user have full controll account for the folder saving
    roaming profile?
    Did you get any erorr when you logon or logoff client?

    Please create a new user profile for the domain user. What is the result?

    You can refer to the following docuement for more information.

    142682 How to Create and Copy Roaming User Profiles in Windows
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=142682

    Best regards,
    Bob Qin
    Product Support Services
    Microsoft Corporation

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jun 28, 2004
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  3. Anon

    Anon Guest

    Thanks for the help Bob. My new test account worked fine, so I restored the
    profile backups from before the migration, then logged on with them and
    everything is working now.

    I do have one remaining question however. What is the quickest way of
    manually migrating roaming profiles without migration software? I know I
    could use the "Copy To" button, but is there any way I could just copy
    profiles from server share to server share and set permissions and ownership
    from the server? Wouldn't that be a lot faster? That's what I did before
    and it resulted in read only registries for some reason.
     
    Anon, Jun 28, 2004
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  4. Hi Anon,

    You can copy the roaming profile to the target server and then change the
    profile path in the user account's properties.

    Please note that you need to use robocopy.exe with the "/SEC" switch to
    copy the files and folders with their NTFS permissions.

    Have a nice day!

    Regards,
    Bob Qin
    Product Support Services
    Microsoft Corporation

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jun 29, 2004
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  5. Anon

    Anon Guest

    Thanks!
     
    Anon, Jun 30, 2004
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  6. My pleasure!

    Regards,
    Bob Qin
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    Microsoft Corporation

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jun 30, 2004
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