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Accounts on Win2000

I am working on a Windows 2000 Professional Workstation.  The Workstation is joined to the company domain, OFFICE.  I have a user account on the Domain Controller, SDAVIS.  There are no local accounts on the Workstation except for Administrator.
If I then create a local user account SDAVIS, log on, and log off, and then log onto the domain as SDAVIS, I can't change the Advanced properties of the Start Menu.
Here is an exact sequence of events that will duplicate what I am saying:
1) Log onto your PDC as administrator.
2) Create a user account for ATEST.
3) Log off.
4) Log onto your workstation as administrator.
5) Create a local user called ATEST, make sure you set the password to the same thing as the domain account password (because that is what I did).
6) Log off.
7) Log onto your workstation as ATEST (local computer), not on the domain.
8) Log right back off.
9) Log onto your workstation as ATEST (domain user).
10) Try changing your Advanced Start Menu Properties such as "Display Favorites".
It doesn't work!
The goal is that I would like to log into BOTH my machine and the domain as SDAVIS, but I can't seem to do that.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
the SIDs are different.  I know winnt sometimes ignores this, but I wouldn't be surprised if win2K blocks this - I would suggest that you simply add your domain account to the list of local admins.
scott_davisAuthor Commented:
And how do I add the domain account to the list of local admins?
If you go to the administrative tools in control panel (when logged in as a local admin) you should be able to browse the domain and add those accounts to local groups.  Or you can type from a command line

Net Localgroup Administrator <domain accounts on \ account name> /add

That should add the local account for you.
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scott_davisAuthor Commented:
Thanks, that bit of advice worked.
Now, I have more questions.
Normally, local user information is stored in C:\Documents and Settings\<username>.  Right now there are subdirectories for Administrator, All Users, and sdavis (local user).  My question is where is the directory for sdavis (the domain user)?  Am I sharing the settings with sdavis (local user)?  If so, why?  I ask because when I first logged onto 2000 as sdavis (domain user) it created an sdavis subdirectory, and then when I logged in as sdavis (local user) it created an sdavis.LOCALMACHINENAME subdirectory.  I did not like that at all, so I deleted both these directories, started over, and logged on a sdavis (local user) before logging in as sdavis (domain user), so that my local account setttings were stored in the sdavis subdirectory instead of sdavis.LOCALMACHINENAME.  Then, when I logged in as sdavis (domain user) I expected it to create an sdavis.OFFICE subdirectory (or something like that), but instead it did't create anything.
What's going on here?
SDAVIS should have it's own profile under C:\WINNT\Profiles and this will sync to the server if roaming profiles are used.
scott_davisAuthor Commented:
On my computer the profiles are stored under C:\Documents and Settings, not %SYSTEMROOT%\Profiles.
There is already a subdirectory for SDAVIS the local user there, but for the life of me I don't know where it's storing the info for SDAVIS the domain user.

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