Posted on 2000-04-30
Ok, here's the situation... I am very annoyed:
For the past few months while I've been at university I've been running Win2k in "workgroup" mode and the user was Administrator. (network was just a peer to peer network with a few other win2k and '98 machines).
Now I've come home for the summer and I have an NT4 network here. SO, I switched over to domain mode. However, when I connect to the network and login as administrator, NONE of my user profile settings are saved (ie desktop, program settings, etc). I've tried copying the "old" profile but I always get an error. The directory is there, but if I login to the NT4 domain I cant get any of my previous settings. (even if I try to run ICQ it will not recognise that I had a previous user ID and it wont recognise the user database!).
Note that if I login to the "local machine" instead of teh domain everything is OK but then I cant access the local network and internet!
Additionally, while I was messing around with all of this, I noticed that the "old" profile seems to have been a mix from the "All Users" profile and the "Administrator" profile.
DAMNIT! My question is, how the !@#$ do I set one directory, with one profile, so that WHOEVER uses this computer, under any circumstances, gets the SAME settings ALL THE TIME!! Wheater they login to the domain, or when I go back to university next year and just use the workgroup.
thanks for the help,