Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, Profile and domain advice in Technical; Hi Guys,
Well, I'm really looking for a piece of best practice more than anything and I think I have ...
23rd June 2010, 09:41 AM #1
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23rd June 2010, 09:49 AM #2
You could script it, For example the user logs on to the domain with their domain user account you include a logon batch file to copy/move the contents from the local admins account to their server my docs. Providing they have been using same machine to login as local admin.
23rd June 2010, 10:01 AM #3
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That's one way I guess jsnetman, thanks for sharing that. Would this method therefore only copy the My Documents of the user?
It's worth pointing out that there's only a handful of PCs/teachers that have found themselves in this predicament. (maybe 5 or 6)
Maybe now would be a good opportunity to share what I envisage the process to be and tell me if I'm missing anything . . .
I'd like to go round each PC and copy the profile
System Properties > Advanced > User Profile
Then copy this to their 'new' user account. Am I right in thinking that this would be seamless? Am I missing something?
23rd June 2010, 10:08 AM #4
Yes this should work out reasonably seamlessly as long as the ntfs permissions are set right so that the teacher has full rights to their profile on the domain server then it should just load up without a problem.
The one thing that could cause an issue it the size of the documents that they have alraey in their existing profiles, if there are lots this could make for very long logons so you would want to use folder redirection in group policy if it is not already in use and move the documents from the profiles to the documents shares so that they are not loaded fro the server to the workstation each logon but rather are stored on the server and accessed from there.
Thanks to SYNACK from:
mrstephenw (23rd June 2010)
23rd June 2010, 10:51 AM #5
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Thanks SYNACK, I'll take these suggestions into account when I make the changes.
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