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Where are the user templates?

Posted on 2012-08-21
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Last Modified: 2012-09-01
I have an SBS server which suddenly doesn't show the "employee template" i created years ago in the Manage Templates section of Server Management, nor does it appear in the choices list when running the new user wizard, BUT...

the disabled "employee template" user is still in the SBS users list and when i try to create a new template, the new user template wizard tells me that the a template with the name "employee template" already exists when i try to create/recreate one. I don't know if it's choking on the existing account or if the template actually exists and i just can't see it... hence my question:

Where the hell are the templates stored by default?
Question by:jennixchange
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Expert Comment

ID: 38317636

Your tags suggest that you are on SBS 2003. Did you perform a migration to a different version of SBS by any chance?


Author Comment

ID: 38317830
No, sorry. This machine is plain old SBS 2003 / exchange / RemoteWeb and roaming users (hence i'd like to locate the template) with current updates, SP's etc..  No recent changes (6 months) other than what comes from MS updates AFAIK.

Expert Comment

ID: 38337576
Sorry for not responding sooner. When you go into Active Directory Users & Computers under Admin Tools, do you see the templates under the My Buisness | SBSUsers OU, as disabled?


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jennixchange earned 0 total points
ID: 38337618
I deleted the user and created a new template.  Thanks for the effort, no points awards.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 38356867
No time to waste figuring out why this old computer got weird.

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