Hi. I've been using Vista with a local user account. I have all my setting and programs, profile setup quick launch bar etc. Recently I have put my computer on the domain at work. So now I have two profiles; one on the domain and one on the local machine. Is there anyway I can configure them to share the same profile so when I log into either they the setting/changes etc are the same for both. I can't seem to find any info on doing this apart from that it might be possible with the Group Policy? I prefer the 'sharing' profile option rather than copying the local profile to the domain profile so I don't have two profiles. Although I did try to copy the local profile over but it didn't work. When selecting the 'Copy to' destination folder and clicking on 'Ok' it prompted me that it will overwrite the profile (which is what I wanted) I clicked ok and nothing happened the HD light flicker for about 2 seconds and that was it, no dialog nothing.
So to recap. I would like to either log into the computer via the domain (at work) or local machine (at home) and have the same settings.
- make a folder "c:\copied.admin.profile"
- reboot and log on to the new admin account
- right-click My Computer, left-click Properties
- User Profiles - Settings(button)
- highlight the admin account you want to duplicate
- Copy To...(button)
- Browse to the "c:\copied.admin.profile" folder and click OK. It's going to tell you the folder already exists etc, click Yes
- reboot and log on as the regular admin
- go to C:\Documents and Settings\admin2 and delete everything it in (your need to have "view hidden files" enabled)
- go to the new profile folder "c:\copied.admin.profile" and copy everything inside that folder
- paste into C:\Documents and Settings\Spider folder
All permissions and registry settings etc. (from original admin) will now be in admin2. Log off and switching users will suffice now
instead of full reboots.