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  1. #1
    Shrek Guest

    Convert local profile to domain profile

    Hi,

    I'm using an AD 2003 with Windows Vista and XP Clients. There is a local
    user on some clients that'll now get a domain user account. He should still
    use his existing local profile on each client, so I tried to copy the local
    profile into the domain profile via advanced system properties. It copied
    only some files, so I tried to copy the rest manually but there are some
    errors from several applications with thise solution.

    Is there any possibility to convert the existing local profile to a domain
    profile for this user?

    Shrek


  2. #2
    Ashish Guest

    RE: Convert local profile to domain profile

    1. log in as DOMAIN\user to create a profile (folder) and log off
    2. log in as DOMAIN\administrator
    3. make all files visible in folder options or run the appropriate file
    manager
    4. move (not copy) all that you have in local user profile folder to newly
    created domain user profile folder
    5. check permissions on domain user folder (must be set to domain user full
    access)
    6. run regedit
    7. go to HKEY_Users, then choose File -> Load Hive, choose file ntuser.dat
    (user registry file) in domain user profile folder
    8. check permissions again
    9. Unload hive
    10.log off and log on as Domain\user

    Make sure, first you take a backup of that profile so that if you do some
    mistake following these steps your data remains safe.


    Regards,

    Ashish

    "Shrek" wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I'm using an AD 2003 with Windows Vista and XP Clients. There is a local
    > user on some clients that'll now get a domain user account. He should still
    > use his existing local profile on each client, so I tried to copy the local
    > profile into the domain profile via advanced system properties. It copied
    > only some files, so I tried to copy the rest manually but there are some
    > errors from several applications with thise solution.
    >
    > Is there any possibility to convert the existing local profile to a domain
    > profile for this user?
    >
    > Shrek
    >


  3. #3
    Ashish Guest

    RE: Convert local profile to domain profile

    1. log in as DOMAIN\user to create a profile (folder) and log off
    2. log in as DOMAIN\administrator
    3. make all files visible in folder options or run the appropriate file
    manager
    4. move (not copy) all that you have in local user profile folder to newly
    created domain user profile folder
    5. check permissions on domain user folder (must be set to domain user full
    access)
    6. run regedit
    7. go to HKEY_Users, then choose File -> Load Hive, choose file ntuser.dat
    (user registry file) in domain user profile folder
    8. check permissions again
    9. Unload hive
    10.log off and log on as Domain\user

    Make sure, first you take a backup of that profile so that if you do some
    mistake following these steps your data remains safe.


    Regards,

    Ashish

    "Shrek" wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I'm using an AD 2003 with Windows Vista and XP Clients. There is a local
    > user on some clients that'll now get a domain user account. He should still
    > use his existing local profile on each client, so I tried to copy the local
    > profile into the domain profile via advanced system properties. It copied
    > only some files, so I tried to copy the rest manually but there are some
    > errors from several applications with thise solution.
    >
    > Is there any possibility to convert the existing local profile to a domain
    > profile for this user?
    >
    > Shrek
    >


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