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Thread: How to copy user profiles in Vista

  1. #1
    crosstixp Guest

    How to copy user profiles in Vista

    Say, for example, I set up a new Vista Ultimate on a domain and logon as the
    domain administrator, and then install all programs and set up the desktop
    and all that the way I want. Next, I want to logon as another domain user
    but that gets the original default first time desktop and settings. Is there
    a way to copy all those settings from the Administrator account, or any other
    account for that matter, to the other first time account? And have all
    settings, desktop, programs, etc., carry over and work?

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    Kerry Brown Guest

    Re: How to copy user profiles in Vista

    Setup group policy to create a standard desktop. Another method is to copy
    the user you want to the default profile on each pc. Any new users will use
    that as a template.

    --
    Kerry Brown
    Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
    http://www.vistahelp.ca


    "crosstixp" <crosstixp@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:5CEF0671-B026-4DB5-A69C-FFC56F10685E@microsoft.com...
    > Say, for example, I set up a new Vista Ultimate on a domain and logon as
    > the
    > domain administrator, and then install all programs and set up the desktop
    > and all that the way I want. Next, I want to logon as another domain user
    > but that gets the original default first time desktop and settings. Is
    > there
    > a way to copy all those settings from the Administrator account, or any
    > other
    > account for that matter, to the other first time account? And have all
    > settings, desktop, programs, etc., carry over and work?



  3. #3
    crosstixp Guest

    Re: How to copy user profiles in Vista

    I figured out another but that really doesn't work either. I tried using the
    Advanced settings area where you can copy profiles to other folders. This
    causes that profile to not be able to save History in IE and a few other
    things, all rights related. I haven't tried copying to the default profile
    as yet because of the above rights issue. The Windows Easy Transfer isn't
    quite what I am looking for either. This seems more like a migration type of
    thing but I haven't found quite what I am looking for to be able to do this
    under Vista.

    "Kerry Brown" wrote:

    > Setup group policy to create a standard desktop. Another method is to copy
    > the user you want to the default profile on each pc. Any new users will use
    > that as a template.
    >
    > --
    > Kerry Brown
    > Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
    > http://www.vistahelp.ca
    >
    >
    > "crosstixp" <crosstixp@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:5CEF0671-B026-4DB5-A69C-FFC56F10685E@microsoft.com...
    > > Say, for example, I set up a new Vista Ultimate on a domain and logon as
    > > the
    > > domain administrator, and then install all programs and set up the desktop
    > > and all that the way I want. Next, I want to logon as another domain user
    > > but that gets the original default first time desktop and settings. Is
    > > there
    > > a way to copy all those settings from the Administrator account, or any
    > > other
    > > account for that matter, to the other first time account? And have all
    > > settings, desktop, programs, etc., carry over and work?

    >
    >


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