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Windows 2000 Professional: changing profile

Posted on 2004-03-24
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I just installed Windows 2000 Professional.

Using Administrator account, I installed all necessary softwares (anti virus, acrobat reader, winscp, etc.).

Now I want to create some regulars account, they will belongs to "Users" group.

How can I set their profile so they will got the same desktop setting like I set for Administrator account ?

I tried to COPY administrator profile to C:\Profiles\Default , and grant permission to group "Users" for using that profile.

Then I set USER_1 profile to C:\Profiles\Default.

I logged in using USER_1, but got access denied, it said "Roaming profile not available bla bla bla .... ".

I once logged in using USER_1, before changing its proflie.

Thanks for help :)
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Question by:nova2002
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by:Rob Stone
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Is this an upgrade from NT?

Profiles are stored in Documents & Settings on fresh builds.  When you copied the profile across, did you change the Permitted To Use option to Everyone?

Also, users can change the icons on default user, but if they are on all users, they will always reappear when the log on again, even if they delete them.
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by:nova2002
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This is a fresh install ... not an upgrade.

I dont have any other machine (no winNT/2000 server).

I copied the profile to the local harddisk of this win 2000 pro.

I changed the Permitted To Use option to Group "Users"

How to manipulate the setting of "all users" ?

 
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by:Rob Stone
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Change the permitted to use to everyone.

For the All Users, as long as the folder isn't hidden first make a backup of the profile:
Create a new account, logon, logoff
Logon as admin, copy all users profile to the new account (backup created).

Then either drag icons to the all users desktop or copy the profile you have setup to all users and allow everyone to permit use.
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berni1234 earned 60 total points
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1. logon+logoff as new user
2. logon as admin
3. start>settings>controlpanel>system>userprofiles> "select the profil you want to copy">copy to> "browse to the location of the new profile" >change>"select the new created user" >OK
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Isn't that what I put?

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Create a new account, logon, logoff
Logon as admin, copy all users profile to the new account (backup created).
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I'm not bothered about the points though, but should have at least had 50% of them.
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