[Samba] User profile changes logging into domain

Andrew Masterson Andrew.Masterson at nuvistaenergy.com
Thu Jul 24 16:03:29 GMT 2008

Grab "C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME", copy it into "C:\Documents
and Settings\Default User" before logging onto the domain. (or blow away
the USERNAME.DOMAIN profile and re-login)

"C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\NTUSER.DAT" and 
"C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application

Are usually locked, and are part of the registry - so copying them over
carries over all of those impossible-to-find registry entries like
toolbars and such.  I usually use IZarc to grab everything as it ignores
file locking.

If you have stuff you don't want re-created on _all_ new users' desktops
strip it out first, or make a backup of "Default User", login with the
domain account, then recreate "Default User"

The Microsoft tools for doing this don't work or miss things. (as


-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces+andrew.masterson=nuvistaenergy.com at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+andrew.masterson=nuvistaenergy.com at lists.samba.org
] On Behalf Of Christopher Perry
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 9:45 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] User profile changes logging into domain

We have a bunch of users that have local profiles, and when the login to

the domain they get a new profile created on their workstation.

For example, a user like c:\documents and settings\rguyton changes to 
c:\documents and settings\rguyton.HMDCDOMAIN

Is there a way to get this to use the existing profile?

Also, i went into gpedit.msc and set "allow local profiles only" since 
we're not using roaming profiles .

Thanks for any assistance.
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