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How do you change the log-in from workgroup to AD assigned server without changing desktop?

Posted on 2008-06-14
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My user has a current desktop. When I change from workgroup to WinServer 2008 client, the PC wants to create a new user and start a new desktop. How do I retain the old settings, so that it does not appear that I have changed the computer. ie, I want the same desktop. I want the user to just logon with the new login and have it go to the same My Documents file structure as before.
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What you will need to do is log the user in as their domain user, and allow it to create a new profile. Then log off, log in as a local Administrator (but not as any of the user's existing user accounts) and follow the steps below to copy the existing user's profile over the top of the domain profile.

1. Control Panel\System.
2. Click on Advanced System Settings.
3. Click Settings button under the User Profiles section.
4. Click the profile you want to copy.
5. Click Copy to and type in or browse for the profile you want to overwrite.
6. Click the Permitted to use button and add all user accounts that you want to give
full control of the profile to.
7. Click Ok.

The next time you logon with the user's domain user account, their old profile should load including all their previous My Documents.

As always you should have a backup of critical data in their profile before doing this sort of work.

-tigermatt
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My gosh, that was a 5 minute response. I have waited a lot longer than that for an oil change. :) mucho gracias.
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