[Samba] who to copy a registry file between users?

Ricardo Cordeiro a19602 at iscte.pt
Fri Mar 28 14:28:22 GMT 2003


I wounder if someone else had this same problem that I have, and solved it.
So here it goes...

I have 15 WinXP Pro workstations, on a Domain controlled by a Samba 2.2.8.
The domain has 36 users, each with an independent roaming profile, on the

Every machine have Adobe Premiere installed. However Premiere's
configuration is saved on each user's registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER hive. So I
have to find a way to get the correspondent registry tree in each ntuser.dat
file. The question is how?

I have tried copying a configured ntuser.dat and overwriting the ones on
every other profile. It didn't work, and I guess it's because of the SIDs,

6 months ago, I got around the problem, by configuring a profile, logging on
a test BOX, and copying the profile to the default user's one. Them erasing
all the users' roaming profiles, on the PDC and logging on each of them on
the test box. It solved the problem then, but right now, most of the user's
have changed passwords, and sooner or later, I'll have to add more users,
and that kind of task would be mindless.

So I'm striving to find another way to work around this problem. I have
Microsoft's TechNet software collection, but don't know how to find a
usefull app. It looks like trying to find a needle on a hay stack :).

So I'm wondering if someone else had the same problem, or has any ideias.

I would really appreciate any help or thoughts.

Thanks in advance,
Ricardo Cordeiro

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