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

Jim Shaffer JimS at StanfieldOdell.com
Fri Mar 28 18:46:16 GMT 2003

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Shaffer 
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2003 10:41 AM
To: 'Ricardo Cordeiro'
Subject: RE: [Samba] who to copy a registry file between users?

I think the only way to accomplish this correctly is to copy the user
profile to the Default User profile. Then, delete all of the profiles on
each machine and on the servers and have them rebuilt when the users log
back in.  

You can export the regisrty information and add it in the login.bat script
but that only copies the registry entries and not the program icons, etc.
Of course, you can copy those over too but this can get messy.  To import
the registry information (and make sure you have it ALL) just put a line in
the login script that calls the correct reg file.

net use f: \\server\share	map share drive
export.reg				calls reg file from script folder
	if you want to store it in a different place, be sure to use the
full path

I hope this helps.  Again, the "cleanest" way is to copy to the default user

Jim Shaffer

-----Original Message-----
From: Ricardo Cordeiro [mailto:a19602 at iscte.pt]
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2003 8:28 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] who to copy a registry file between users?


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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