[Samba] Switch profile from local to roaming?

deff deff at zoznam.sk
Thu Sep 30 07:58:49 GMT 2004

You had your answers right in front of ya.
Every xp includes "Files and Settings transfer wizard" (accessories->system 
tools) for this job.
It's simple :
1. login as local user, run wizard, select old computer, select some directory 
to store your data, click next, wait till its done, logoff.
2. login as new user, run wizard, select new computer, find directory you 
stored your data to, click next, wait till its done, relogon.

You're done. 

Migrated some 20 pcs with it and it was a breeze, however, there might be some 
issues with file ownerships, but users don't complain so neither do I. 


On Wednesday 29 September 2004 19:50, Misty Stanley-Jones wrote:
> I've got a WinXP machine that was configured for local profiles.  I have
> now joined that machine to the domain, but when I try to log in as a user,
> it tries to use a roaming profile.  Fine, that's what I want anyway.  But
> it doesn't do the smart thing and copy the user's local profile to roaming
> -- it gives an error instead.  OK, no problem, I will change the type.  I
> log in as local admin and go to her profile.  It only gives me Local as an
> option. Maybe it's because I'm not logged into the domain.  OK, I log into
> the domain as Administrator (alias root -- uid of 0).  It doesn't even let
> me SEE her profile then.  Because it is local, I assume.  So ok, I add
> MYDOMAIN\Administrator as a local administrator on her machine.  It lets me
> see her profile now but I still can't change it to roaming.  And every time
> I try to copy it into either Administrator's directory on the server, or
> hers, it gives me Permission Denied.
> So what is the real way to get this accomplished?
> Thanks,
> Misty

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