domain user folder naming
Posted on 2004-11-07
When a domain user logs on to the network on a client PC, Windows creates a profile for the domain user on the local system. IN my limited experience the name of the folder structure that is created is normally Documents and Settings\username.domainname.
I was doing some testing on one of my desktop systems to find the most effective way to copy local user profiles to domain user profiles and in the process copied a local profile to username.domainname - like Smith.Mydomain. When the user Smith logged in on the PC (for the first time) that already had a Documents and Settings\Smith.Mydomain, Windows created a Documents and Settings\Smith.Mydomain.000 I figured this was OK - BUT, every subsequent domain user that logs onto this PC gets a profile created with the folder name = Documents and Settings\username - Windows is leaving off the domainname suffix !
Now I like being able to look in Documents and Settings to see who the local and the domain users are. How do I fix this so that Windows starts adding the .domainname suffix again?