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SBS 2003, WorkGroup PC Profile after joining domain now named "__sbs_netsetup__"??

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Well ... I am a little confused and hope someone can help. I must say, this site has been amazing so far and thanks so much to all those that lend a hand to dummies like me.  :-D

I have several workstations here (XP Pro) that were all workgroup members .. I added an account to SBS and went to the PC's and went to servername/connectcomputer. It would not let me import settings from the profile I was logged in with and so I did this: (looking back I can see where I could have at least TRIED something a little different) ..

I created 2 new users. One called Backup and one called Temp, both admins. I logged in with Backup to create a profile folder and logged back out. I logged in as Temp and copied the contents of the user's folder into the backup folder. I then ran the /connectcomputer and choose the "Backup" profile, which worked fine. Or so I though.

Now strange things have happened, one of which I think was a coincedence ... I went to unzip a zip file and it put the contents on the desktop of my original profile. I looked in the settings and that folder path was hard coded, thats why I guess - but I have to wonder if that is going to keep happening with other things? I wondered if I should delete all old profiles so nothing like that could happen again, thats when I discovered that the "Backup" profile seems to still be in use and there is this new folder called "__sbs_netsetup__".

So .. could anyone offer me any help to remedy this situation? In a perfect world I would like one profile folder (one being used) with the correct name (not backup : )

But I will take what I can get ... let me know if you can lend some advice.  : )

Thanks in advance!

Craig
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