Copy local user profiles over to domain profiles

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Joe, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. Joe

    Joe Guest

    I am cleaning up a network and upgrading to Windows 2003 server. This server
    will provide all DHCP, services for security purpose. Apparently the DHCP
    was being assigned from their ISP's firewall to the entire LAN. Most of the
    users have not been logging into the NT-4.0 domain. Difficult enough to
    explain the logon difference between local user accounts and domain accounts
    and it's importance to security. I am requiring all users to logon to the
    new Windows 2003 domain. I need to know how I can transfer their local user
    profiles on their machines, to the server, for use as their domain profiles.
    Giving them the ability toretrieve the same profile when logging onto the
    windows 2003 domain and not be confused about where their "shorcuts,my docs
    etc" are located. Thanks. Humbly appreciate your help.

    Joey
     
    Joe, Nov 16, 2004
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  2. Joe

    Rob Hoffman Guest

    Right click my computer and go to the advance tab and click on the user
    profile button. from there you can select the local user and then path to
    the network location you want there profiles to be stored.

    Or

    You could copy the local profile to the network location manually by
    logging on to the machine as an admin user of the local machine and
    connecting to the network share using a network account that has
    permissions to save files to the network location.

    either way once you copy the profile to a network location you will need to
    update the users properties in AD to point the profile path to network
    location.


    Best Regards,
    Rob Hoffman, MCSE
    Microsoft Enterprise Support Engineer
    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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    | I am cleaning up a network and upgrading to Windows 2003 server. This
    server
    | will provide all DHCP, services for security purpose. Apparently the DHCP
    | was being assigned from their ISP's firewall to the entire LAN. Most of
    the
    | users have not been logging into the NT-4.0 domain. Difficult enough to
    | explain the logon difference between local user accounts and domain
    accounts
    | and it's importance to security. I am requiring all users to logon to the
    | new Windows 2003 domain. I need to know how I can transfer their local
    user
    | profiles on their machines, to the server, for use as their domain
    profiles.
    | Giving them the ability toretrieve the same profile when logging onto the
    | windows 2003 domain and not be confused about where their "shorcuts,my
    docs
    | etc" are located. Thanks. Humbly appreciate your help.
    |
    | Joey
    |
    |
    |
     
    Rob Hoffman, Nov 16, 2004
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