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Hi,

When i make a Windows 2000 profession with SP3 fresh install for a workstation, i configure the desktop, the start menu and everithing as i like it to be for everyone as the default.

For this to be the default qhen i finish make all the changes i copy the local administrators profile to the default user profile.

When i do this i receive always the same error:

"Windows cannot copy file C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Cookies\index.dat to location C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Cookies\index.dat. Contact your network administrator"

As i'm the system administrator i call me everyday and there is no answer...  :O)

Does anyone knows the reason, and the solution.

Thanks.
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Question by:maximilianoozyilmaz
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If you are logged in as Administrator, you cannot copy your own profile because the files are in use (because you are logged in as that user).  You must create another administrative account, log out as Administrator, and log in as the new account.  Then you can copy the profile for Administrator.
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by:jvuz
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Is your pc in a domain?
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by:maximilianoozyilmaz
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Thanks visioner but that isn't the reason.
Yes, is in a domain.
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by:Fatal_Exception
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The right way to copy a profile...  

http://www.petri.co.il/copy_user_profiles_in_windows_xp.htm

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by:tgfn
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since your in a domain you need the rights of a domain admin to copy a profile which is stored on a server . The other way would be to change a server stored profile to a locally stored profil.if your profile is stored on the server, you can copy it as a domain admin while you are logged in(just tried it, never occured to me before)
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Hello all / Maximillian,

I work on the global imaging team for a very large company (35,000 endusers in Americas, Europe and Asia) believe me when I say I have seen this issue. The closest answer I have seen so far to being correct is visioneers, however there is another angle on that solution that is being overlooked.
- The administrator profile should NEVER be copied to default user. These permissions are
different then a "normal" admin account. The correct way to peform this is to create another
admin priviledged account , set this account up the way you want then log on to the true "Administrator" account and copy the other account you've set up to default user. This method is supported by Microsoft. Be sure to clear...
1) History
2) Event Logs
3) Any leftovers in the "Start - run" box (best not to even use the run box, use the command line)
4) Temporary folders
5) Recent documents


Then logon to administrator and copy your profile and logoff. Hope this helps...
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by:JSunn
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Are you going to create an image to deploy on all workstations? if so then:

How many endusers is this being deployed to?
Are you using sysprep to create a new SID?
Can you use Ghost or DriveImage to create images?
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