User Profiles under Windows XP, copy from existing account to a different account.
Posted on 2007-10-12
Ok, got another one for you guys. Working on a domain with Small Business Server and a windows xp pro client. I set up a new user on the domain, all that went fine. Installed all the apps, configure Outlook to work with bot e-mail accounts. Everything went perfect and I was finished so I rebooted one last time. When I went to login in though, I noticed a problem. I was logging in to the domain on this computer under the wrong account. So, my question, I have a directory under Documents and Settings called Lorraine and I need to copy all these settings to the Liz directory. Now, I tried to do that under System Properties and Advanced tab, copy user profile to another profile, but it tells me it can't delete NTUSER.dat. Delete that directory and try again, yet if I delete the directory its not there for me to copy the Lorraine directory to. So, hod can I accomplish this (BTW, Liz logs into the domain as well as lorraine) on the local machine, move all the contents of the Lorraine user profile to the Liz user profile without re-setting up everything?