Copying user roaming profiles in Windows 7

Posted on 2009-12-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
How does one copy roaming user (domain) profiles in Windows 7?
In XP one could make a profile, copy it to another location with rights for another user.
Easy and simpel way to tailor a lot of setting and copy to other users.
In Win 7 the button to copy the profile is greyed out an inactive.
One can only copy the deafult profile - not at all what I want to do!
Has anyone figured how to handle this task?
Question by:Flemming50
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    Expert Comment

    Is there any chance you can post a screenshot of the grayed out copy button and the window your are on (so we can see the file path). I'm trying this on my system and it is working fine.

    Author Comment

    I can do so, but only on Monday when I am back in the office - I have seen several references to this problem on the internet, but no good solutions. The idea is you go to Advanced systemsettings, User Profiles. Here you can see a standard profile and the profiles of all users.
    On XP, here you find a button to Change profile type (local or roaming), Delete or Copy to...
    Problem in case is that the Copy to... button is grey, except for the standard profile
    With XP is is no problem to copy this file to a to where you point another users profile to, and select this user to have the rights to the profile via AD.

    Author Comment

    This is the same windows, but on another machine (which is not on a domain)

    Author Comment

    or here it is...
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    Nice writeup about the issue and a workaround:!2095EAC3772C41DB!2708.entry

    BTW, I do have the same issue on my computer. This is clearly a bug.

    Author Comment

    arixsin, yes, I have seen writeup elsewhere about the same issue - I dont like the manual procedure, I suppose one could use the enabler version.
    I am not very keen on this, tough it is workable.
    I was wondering if I had overlooked an MS procedure/tool for handling this, or if it was a bug one could (naively) have hoped it would be fixed by now. This bug is completely intolerable in a domain environment!

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