+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
Windows 7 Thread, AD Copy User Account Profile path not updating in Technical; Hi, In Active Directory when we copy a user account the profile path doesn't update. The path we have is ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    13
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    AD Copy User Account Profile path not updating

    Hi,

    In Active Directory when we copy a user account the profile path doesn't update. The path we have is :

    \\<server>\UserProfile$\<username>\profile

    Any suggestions?

    We use Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. Setting the profile path via GPO is not an option.

    Thanks in advance.

    Mark

  2. #2

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,267
    Thank Post
    884
    Thanked 2,747 Times in 2,321 Posts
    Blog Entries
    11
    Rep Power
    785
    I'm guessing it (the source account) has lost the environment variable string at some point. If you make a new account or change the original source account to have a path of \\<server>\UserProfile$\%username%\profile then copy the profile afterwards it should work the way you want it to, updating the path as expected.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    13
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Thanks.

    If I remove the \profile it will work no problems but if I have \profile it doesn't.

    Suggestions?

    Mark

  4. #4

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,267
    Thank Post
    884
    Thanked 2,747 Times in 2,321 Posts
    Blog Entries
    11
    Rep Power
    785
    um, a different folder structure or using a script instead maybe, if the extra trips up the parser then those may be your only options.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    13
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Thanks.

    It just out profile / folder structure will look like this:

    <username>
    My Documents
    Favourites
    profile.v2 <differ share path for this>

    Cheers,

    Mark

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    92
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 24 Times in 15 Posts
    Rep Power
    12
    \\<server>\UserProfile$\<username>\profile

    Maybe

    \\<server>\UserProfile$\<username>\profile\



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Network Printers automatically added to user accounts
    By Olliegami in forum Windows Server 2000/2003
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 9th June 2010, 01:23 PM
  2. Slow login on 2 user accounts, profiles?
    By robyholmes in forum Windows 7
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21st March 2010, 09:03 PM
  3. AD User Accounts Not Inheriting Permissions
    By OutLawTorn in forum Windows Server 2000/2003
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 19th October 2009, 11:56 PM
  4. Mandatory profile gets deleted along with the user account
    By mark_sharman in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 23rd February 2007, 10:38 PM
  5. Change profile path for all users
    By mark in forum Scripts
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10th September 2005, 07:16 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •