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Lost access to Domain Profile whilst remote from Network

An ex memebr of staff was allowed to take their laptop with them.  This had a domain profile which he has continued to use since he left.  Within this profile he had a "Z" drive set up which was mapped to his user area on the domain server and was set up as an offline folder.  Within this profile he also had his outlook profile with all his emails, as well as a new email account he set up after leaving.

This afternoon his laptop went into screen saver mode whilst he was away for an hour or so and he cannot log back on.  The ability to select the domain (rather than the machine name) from the "log into" part of the login prompt has gone.

He has asked me if I can sort this out and I was planning to copy all his domain profile settings into a new local profile with the same name, which we have set up.  I appreciate this is a bit of a brute force way to do this but the results of googling the various techniques on how to copy a domain profile to a local profile all seem to point to this.

But what of his offline files?  Presumably they will be lost.

Is there a way of ressucuitating his domain profile and thus extracting all the files out of the offline folder?  and at the same time is there a better way to flip his domain profile into a local profile?

Any thoughts etc gratefully accepted.

Cheers
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GerryKeen
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proadminCommented:
I would just copy out the files he needs - outlook specifically is super easy to get out of the local files and transfer over (or export). I guess it comes down to company policy and how risky you feel it could be to have offline files available. I would personally disable the user and refuse any files citing that they are all corporate property. I would then be willing to give the employee certain things like his address book (if it didn't contain company email addresses that could be abused later). Especially if hes going to work for a competitor!

Its really up to you but you can never be to careful with security and private company data. Way too much info could be possibly stored - including hidden files with passwords, company email lists, addresses, etc. I would NOT give him the whole file, only piece meal what he absolutely needs - including what is his, but nothing more.

Its a sticky situation, but you are in the seat of power. Good luck to you!
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johnb6767Commented:
Offline files should be safe, just need to be extracted. Regardless of profile thats logged on at the console.....

Features and functions in version 1.1 of the Client-Side Caching ...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/884739

DL it here....Copy it to C:\windows\system32
http://stingr.net/ftp/pub/csccmdv1.1.zip

Then run the following command....

csccmd.exe /extract /target:C:\ExFiles /recurse
or
csccmd.exe /extract /target:C:\ExFiles /recurse /onlymodified

If you see it extracting data, then go to c:\ExFiles and see whats present....
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GerryKeenAuthor Commented:
cheers johnb - process is running as I write so looks like a hit.  FYI - the link above is dead but I found it at: http://www.jacksontechnical.com/article.htm?id=34

I just need to get his Outlook running properly now.  He had three outlook profiles to choose from when he started the program - is this simply copying the relevant outlook folders in his old domain profile to the equivalent position in his new non-domain profile?
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johnb6767Commented:
Export this from the old profile

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles

Im port it to the new one....
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GerryKeenAuthor Commented:
Many thanks - this covered the offline file issue perfectly and worked a treat.
re: Outlook - I found out about the export and import of the reg keys as well elsewhere but many thanks.  This also required the movement of the relevant folders & files in the Docs&Settings Directory and exporting out of an ost into a pst before importing again.

So got there in the end but the hours watching data painstakingly chugging it way around the machine was horrendous.

cheers
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johnb6767Commented:
Glad youre fixed.... Ill update my bookmarks with a new link for csccmd.exe.....
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