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Copy userprofiles to another coputer

Posted on 2003-11-18
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Hi Guys!

I'm looking for easy way to copy userprofiles (files and config.) to another computer. I need to copy 600 profiles so if you have a tips please help me. :o)

Jakob
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Nice job!!

The only way I know of is to map a share to the new computer and then go to System in Control Panel > User Profiles > Highlight profile and Copy To new profile place.

Maybe an XCOPY command will do the same thing.
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You want to be careful in copying between computers if you use NTFS permissions. They won't be copied across.
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True, they will inherit the parent folder's permissions so log on to the machine first with the user you are copying to avoid that problem.
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For 600 users! Eek!

There are commercial tools that will do this with no headache. It might be worth buying one:

http://www.smallwonders.com/securecopy/secure_features.htm
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Thanks Stoner !

I now Compaq has utility Altaris or something like that. But it's to complicate. I'm looking for "easy to use" application
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Use the backup
Backup the folders from your 1st profile server into a file and restore to an alternate location

Windows backup preserves permissions :)


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