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I have a Windows 2000 Professional workstation and have two user profiles set up -- one being the Administrator and the other being a user (Mary) -- Is there a way to set up another user profile by copying Mary's profile and giving it another name?  I would appreciate any input.  Thanks!
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by:farout
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there sure are just add a new user in user manager

then log on as the new user and log off and on as administrator again

then go to dokuments and settings and copy the contence of the user mary to the new users folder

Tonny
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or do the copying bit in propoties of computer and user profiles and select copy to
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farout,
Thanks for responding to my question; however, I still need your help.  I did what you suggested and I wasn't able to get it to work correctly.  I first tried adding the new user.  I then logged in as the user and then out and back as the Administrator.  I then copied the contents of as you suggested.  That didn't work.  I then tried to use the "copy to" feature - that seemed to copy the user profile because all of the icons were there but when I tried to launch some of the programs I received errors.  When I copy the profile does it copy the mapping to other drives as well??  Also when I used the "copy to" instructions they didn't seem to follow the instructions under the help menu.  Any other info you can give me would be appreciated.  Thanks!
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by:mmj1
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farout,
Thanks for responding to my question; however, I still need your help.  I did what you suggested and I wasn't able to get it to work correctly.  I first tried adding the new user.  I then logged in as the user and then out and back as the Administrator.  I then copied the contents of as you suggested.  That didn't work.  I then tried to use the "copy to" feature - that seemed to copy the user profile because all of the icons were there but when I tried to launch some of the programs I received errors.  When I copy the profile does it copy the mapping to other drives as well??  Also when I used the "copy to" instructions they didn't seem to follow the instructions under the help menu.  Any other info you can give me would be appreciated.  Thanks!
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by:mmj1
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farout,
Thanks for responding to my question; however, I still need your help.  I did what you suggested and I wasn't able to get it to work correctly.  I first tried adding the new user.  I then logged in as the user and then out and back as the Administrator.  I then copied the contents of as you suggested.  That didn't work.  I then tried to use the "copy to" feature - that seemed to copy the user profile because all of the icons were there but when I tried to launch some of the programs I received errors.  When I copy the profile does it copy the mapping to other drives as well??  Also when I used the "copy to" instructions they didn't seem to follow the instructions under the help menu.  Any other info you can give me would be appreciated.  Thanks!
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by:farout
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try to make the new user an administrator

otherwise if you have some share rights and ntfs permissions set the new user will not be able to access them
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by:farout
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try to make the new user an administrator

otherwise if you have some share rights and ntfs permissions set the new user will not be able to access them
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the network drives that you map to mary is not copy'd to the new user
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farout,
I did what you suggested and I made the new user an administrator then copied the user profile.  It did appear to work.  The only concern I have is making the user an "administrator"  -- I guess I will have to give this some thought.  I do appreciate your help!  Thanks again!
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by:farout
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You are welcome i was not of mutch help.
you might want to read abit about user profiles ad
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/server/help/default.asp?url=/WINDOWS2000/en/server/help/sag_UPconcepts_1.htm

Tonny  :o)
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