existing profile and domain joining

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Rob C, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. Rob C

    Rob C Guest

    Out of curiosity, is it possible to keep cached credentials of an existing
    client profiles when joingi a domain through 'connect computer' sbs wizard
    (or any other method).

    Reason I ask is it would be nice for one machine I have has been used to log
    onto many different sites and the auto complete feature would be nice to
    continue to have. I am aware of the security implications, just wondered if
    it were possible?
    Rob C, Jan 12, 2006
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  2. Actual cached credentials (Windows login) won't work because, instead of
    computer\user or olddomain\user, once you run connectcomputer you'll be
    sbsdomain\user. If you're referring to saved passwords in IE or elsewhere,
    I don't know why that would be effected. AFAIK, those are tied to the
    profile rather than the user account.

    If I'm wrong and you find it out the hard way, please post back and let us
    know : -)
    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Jan 12, 2006
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  3. Rob C

    Rob C Guest

    Hi Dave,

    Yes I was referring to cached ie passwords, user names, msn messenger
    details etc.
    I joined a test machine to the domain and lost all of this info. I used the
    connect computer wizard and linked an existing profile to the new domain
    account, but lost all cached info.
    Any clues?

    Rob C, Jan 12, 2006
  4. Rob C

    Rob C Guest

    To add:

    I joined a previous XP profile named :test1 to a newly created domain user
    account named: firstname.surname.
    Is it because these 'profile' names are different that the client PC's treat
    it as a different profile and start afresh with all cached ie details etc?
    Rob C, Jan 12, 2006
  5. If you look at the link below, a little more than half way down the thread
    someone describes where this info is stored in the registry. As long as
    you're testing, this is probably worth a shot. Like any info received in an
    NG, your mileage may vary.


    The AutoComplete password list is stored in the registry key called:



    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Jan 12, 2006
  6. Rob C

    Rob C Guest

    Thank you Dave for your help.

    Rob C, Jan 13, 2006
  7. Rob C

    paul Guest

    Does FSTW or USMT get any of that data?

    paul, Jan 13, 2006
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