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Deleted Administrators Profile

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I have 2 Windows 2000 SP4 servers running Citrix .. I was copying a user profile from Server1 to Server2 by going to System-Properties-User Profiles-Copy To and I copied the user profile to \\server2\documents and settings .. and this overwrote my Administrator profile .. I log in as administrator and my Administrative Tools is empty. So I installed the adminpak from my Windows 2000 CD but the Admin Tools is different from original one that I had their in before. We are not in a Active Directory and the Admin Tools have Active Directory Users and Computers .. I'm looking for the Computer management icon .. .also can I get my original profile back? (no backup)

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by:Wayne Barron
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You can try "Last known good configuration" (Boot Option)
That is if you have not rebooted the computer a lot of times since this change.
But, chances are, you have lost your original profile.
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by:davidndallas
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Tried the Last known good configuration  .. didn't work .. how can I install by previous Admin Tools? We are not in an AD environment.

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by:bigjimbo813
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getmydata back is an easy application for novice users.

the files still exist you just need to search for them in c:\winnt\system32\

if you want the computer manager, the location is %windir%\system32\compmgmt.msc
or do a search for compmgmt.msc
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by:davidndallas
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Server2 did not have any users except the admnistrators and all users ... when I was copying the profile from the other server I copied it on the Documents and settings folder on Server1 ..now after the copy my Admins tools is empty, my start-program files is empty .. any ideas on how to get the default profile?

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by:Nirmal Sharma
ID: 17912544
What icon exactly you're looking for?

You can't get your default profile back because data were overwritten at the same place.
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by:davidndallas
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Not looking for any specific icon ..when I go to start-accessories - empty .. program files -- empty --- so I need to populate them .. are these registry settings?
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by:Nirmal Sharma
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Not necessarily registry entries but *Icons*.

Can you see the same Icons in the below system folders:

All Users
Default Profile

These two folders are located in \Documents and Settings folder and by default are hidden.
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maehdros earned 250 total points
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If you have a spare machine, you could load Win2k Server on it and copy the administrator profile.
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by:bigjimbo813
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if you just want those admin icons...downnload the admin toolpack.

for 2003 SP1 :
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=E487F885-F0C7-436A-A392-25793A25BAD7&displaylang=en
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by:davidndallas
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Copied the Admin Profile from my other server.
Thanks for all your responses.
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