Modify Default User profile on Server2003

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I would like to modify the Default User profile on a server2003 DC. Problem is that the default user contents are always locked and cannot be deleted or modified. I tried the restart the server and still no change to the problem. Any ideas on how to make changes to this would be greatly appreciated.
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Senior Active Directory Engineer
Top Expert 2012
Commented:
Restart server and go to "Safe mode". The you will be able to modify/delete default user profile.

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Commented:
I am administering this server remotely so going to safe mode is not my preferred option - I was interested in any other possible solution so I could get aroung this issue.

Thanks for your response anyway - I am happy to close off with that answer if there is no work around other than going to safe mode.
Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory Engineer
Top Expert 2012

Commented:
OK, try this way. Go to My Computer\D&S

select "Default User" folder and click rename, specify new name ie. (_Default User) and then rename modified folder as "Default User"

Should work fine.

Regards,
Krzysztof
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Commented:
Still no go. If I try to rename the folder the Access denied error pops up again.
Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory Engineer
Top Expert 2012

Commented:
Hm, I could do that. So, I think that "Safe mode" is an option for you but it is not possible :)

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Commented:
Thanks for your comment - not the answer I was hoping for but it seems to be the only option.
Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory Engineer
Top Expert 2012

Commented:
You're welcome :)

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