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Hello,

I recently put a new system with server 2003 on my router.  After I did this, my other system with windows xp pro would not automaticaly log into the account (named: sarah) I had set up through "control userpasswords2".  I looked in the documents and settings and there is a new account named sarah.LAPTOP2 which the system is now using.  This sucks because all my favorites and outlook info are in the other account that I can't get into.  Is there a way to get back to the old account?
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by:KerryG
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When you login, change the domain to the machine name. Then you can use the files and settings transfer wizard to save off the settings. Log back into the domain and use the transfer wizard to restore all of the settings.
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by:firemanrob
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the xp machine was never part of a domain in the first place.  I tried what you said, and an error message said I can't join a domain with the same name as the machine.
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by:KerryG
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I dont see how adding a server does anything to the original machine unless you logged into the server as a domain account. In the old machine, are there other folders under c:\documents and settings?
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by:firemanrob
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I'm not sure what happened.  But yes, under documents and settings there is a folder called "Sarah" and a new one now called "Sarah.LAPTOP2"
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by:KerryG
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reboot, login as Administrator, copy the content of Sarah to Sarah.LAPTOP2.
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by:firemanrob
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I already did that thinking it would be a short term fix.  Is there a way to get it back to the way it was? Or, Is there any way to migrate my settings to the new account as well as the files I already copied?
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If you copy everything from the old folder to the new folder including hidden files and folders (NTUSER.DAT) for example, then you will have a replicate of the original profile.
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ok, thanks for all your help!
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