2.0.2 SID problem?

Todd Pfaff pfaff at edge.cis.McMaster.CA
Sun Feb 21 23:48:33 GMT 1999

On Sat, 20 Feb 1999, Andy Bakun wrote:

> In Control Panel | System | User Profiles, Adminstrator accounts have
> the ability to "copy" a profile.  Could this make it easier to do this,
> rather than having to use regedt32?

Yes, I've used this method to copy a profile and change the "Permitted To
Use" field in the Copy Profile dialog to Everyone.  I used this when I
moved user profiles from an NT PDC to a samba server.  When using samba
2.0.x you have to be logged into the local Administrator account so that
it doesn't attempt to get a list of domain users and crash.

I wouldn't say it's easier than the method below suggested by Werner,
although I haven't tried his method and I don't know exactly what he means
in step 3.

What would probably be easiest is if you could do what Werner is 
suggesting but using a command line registry editor such as regini.
Anyone know if this is possible, and the exact procedure to carry this

> Werner Gaubatz wrote:
> > 1) copy all (more or less) useless NTUSER.DAT to a local NT machine:
> > Ask all users to log in at that workstation. The profiles will be stored
> > locally in c:\winnt\profiles\$USER\NTUSER.DAT
> >
> > 2) log in as administrator on this machine. Physically DISCONNECT the
> > computer from the network. Otherwise regedt32 dumps core, when it tries
> > to read the user names from SAMBA PDC. Now you just have to wait for a
> > timeout and get a ignorable error message about a missing and incomplete
> > user list :-)
> >
> > 3) user regedt32 to load a new structure from each NTUSER.DAT of all
> > your users. For each structure delete the "unknown user" in the
> > security information. Now add "everybody" with full permissions for
> > the complete tree to each profile. Once this is finished, unload all
> > structures and close regedt32.
> >
> > <snip>

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