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Windows 2000 local user connectin to domain

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I've got several users (running xp professional) that need to connect to our domain via their laptop.  Thats not a problem.  When they connect they lose all their original settings.  It's like they're starting xp for the first time.  They will be going back and forth from connecting to our domain to working standalone (depending on their location).  Is there anyway for them to have only one profile regardless of whether they log into the domain or the local computer.
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Just have them login with their domain account when offline and use that profile only.  Windows will cache the login.

So even though the user is not attached to the network they should still login with their domain account and password into the domain.  Do not login using their local user account.

The users will then use one profile whether attached to the network or not.
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Ok...sounds good but how do I "move over" the profile they have right now.
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You login as the administrator account or an account that has administrative priveleages but not as one of the profiles being copied.

Then right click My Computer, click properties, and click the "advanced" tab.  Next click Settings under "User Profiles".  Select the original profile (the local user account) then click "copy to".  Browse to the Documents and Settings\(Domain Account) and click OK.  The profile will copy over and next time you login as the domain user it will have the local user profile.
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It doesn't seem like everything got moved over.  For example when they open up outlook it needs the office cd to install something.  
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But there settings were moved over okay right.  The desktop and there my documents folder contents...

You are going to have to take care of the issues like the one you mentioned but once you do, they will be set.
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Great.  Thanks for your help.
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