How to access the microsoft user settings without actually logging into the system as that user.
Posted on 2016-08-18
At my work there are times when I must logon as each specific user in order to make sure that some user settings are properly established. Such as:
- When we are implementing a new Citrix farm and we are using new Microsoft Terminal Servers.
Initially it will take a while to load a roaming Citrix user profile on each specific new server; but after it has been loaded, it logs on much faster. Equally important I want to make sure that the Google Chrome settings are copied over, because Google Chrome settings are not automatically transferred over.
One of our users complained to me that at every other work place no one from their IT department has ever asked him for his logon credentials. They just have another way to check that stuff. In fairness, I do try to be pro-active in taking care of user problems instead of being re-active.
can anyone inform me of a tool that will allow me to logon as a user on a server or workstation in our Active Directory Domain without actually asking those users for their AD logon credentials? We use Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2.