Copy W2k user profiles automatically
Posted on 2004-08-25
I am looking for a way to copy W2K profiles which are stored locally(not roaming profiles) from client machines within a domain onto a server to be then tranferred back onto a new or reghosted machine.
I have a batch file that works for 95 and would like something similar(automated).
The client should basically see no difference i.e. Outlook settings, I.E. settings, Desktop icons etc.
I know how to do it manually but I am looking for something a bit more efficient. It can get a bit messy manually with things like the email address cache, shortcuts becoming corrupt, the ntuser.dat stopping the copying process...
It would also be handy to be able to back up these settings occasionally as people are inclined to mess things up and then try to somehow blame the I.T. department for their own stupidity.
Any help would be much appreciated.