Copy Local Profile to new Domain Profile

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Thomas N., Jun 2, 2008.

  1. Thomas N.

    Thomas N. Guest

    Hello all.

    Here is my situation.

    I had been on a domain "" on a workstation. The user name that I
    used to log in was "Thomas.Nguyen". However, after having to rebuild the
    domain and rejoining the workstation, the new user account, also
    "Thomas.Nguyen," does not have the settings of the old. I know this would

    Is there a way for me to copy the user settings (such as desktop, program
    preferences) from the old user profile to the new. I have tried the SID
    mapping using regedit but that did not get me anywhere (or I didn't do it

    This is the file structure that I have:

    C:\Users\Thomas.Nguyen (old profile)
    C:\Users\Thomas.Nguyen.Test (new profile)

    I wanted to just copy and paste the contents from the old to the new but
    have read about reprecussions.

    Is there any easier way to do this or at least a more effective way that
    won't make me lose all my settings from the old profile?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Network Guru / Not Vista Guru Yet
    Thomas N., Jun 2, 2008
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  2. Log on as a 'third party' admin user ID. Click start, and type: sysdm.cpl
    Hit enter. Advanced tab, "User profiles" area, "Settings" button.
    This will allow a "Copy to" from one profile to another.
    Mark L. Ferguson, Jun 2, 2008
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  3. Thomas

    Login in to the Machine as local Admin rename the old profile .old and move
    it to the root directory then go into User Accounts remove user name
    Thomas.Nguyen under the and add User Thomas.Nguyen to the then login into the new domain and you should be set. When you
    log into the new domain they lig in as the local adminstrator to the machine
    and then move all the files from the old profile. Let me know how it goes



    then go into users and remove the user name Thomas.Nguyen then reboot the
    machine and then try to log into the domain

    and try to log into the new domain thats how I've done it and it works for
    me. Then you would go into the old profile and move everything over
    Joel Kaminsky, Jun 2, 2008
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