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    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

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    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.

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    Thanks.

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

    Suggestions?

    Mark

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    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.

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    Thanks.

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

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

    Cheers,

    Mark

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

    Maybe

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

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