windows profile knowledge (active directory and the local user profile)
Posted on 2013-06-18
Just recently, we moved to a new primary domain server. the old one crashed, so there was no way to migrate cleanly. in attaching users and computers to the new domain, we weren't quite sure how to safely add "back" a user's profile. all sorts of people were not happy, as their special tweaks and configurations didn't make it back in, even after we copied their old profile (c:\users\username\desktop, favorites, etc.) to their new user profile.
outlook toolbar settings
desktop icons being smaller or larger desktop type font size
IE toolbar settings
IE adding "bing" toolbar automatically, but doing away with the yahoo toolbar
Does anyone know how to successfully add these items back from the old user profile, safely? does it take the owner's new user account (active directory) to be a local administrator on the computer?
Thanks for any/all advice!