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hi experts

i need to know how can i copy my local profile to domain users profile


means before users was working on local computer, then i made that computer to b a member of domain, now he had setting of desktop icon and other files settings. now when he loing as a domain users, its having default profile, and i would like to copy local machine profile to domain users profile


any help please
thanks
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by:TheMetrix
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Take a look at this. From what you describe it is what you are looking for.

http://www.petri.co.il/copy_user_profiles_in_windows_xp.htm

Dave
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by:Jay_Jay70
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simple way
log on as admin
properties of my computer - advanced - user profiles
select the local profile
copy to
c:\documents and settings\Domain User
ok
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by:TheMetrix
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You must also remember to give the user to whom you are copying the profile to permissions to use the copied profile.
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by:mdnaimathullah
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thanks

once if i copy profile from local machine to domain user, then if he is doing any changes on domin user's profile, it is necessary to copy to local machine profile
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by:Jay_Jay70
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its all automatic, all changes will be in the domain profile which is cached
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by:mdnaimathullah
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thanks


now i m having problem here, when i copy profile from users (a) to user (b) its copying only profile, if i want to copy setting also, then wat should i do

means i create few map network drives etc on user (a) and i want to copy same setting to users (b)

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use the   user state migration tool from microsoft
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