[Samba] Vista - Profile - Local
Ladislav.Ardo at aoes.com
Thu Nov 13 13:03:21 GMT 2008
> Has anyone ever got the same problem as I:
> - having a LAPTOP running VISTA,
> - being the ONLY user of that laptop,
> - having to log SOMETIMES on a given Samba domain, SOMETIMES on another,
> - wanting to use always the SAME PROFILE whichever the login may be,
> - wanting that profile to be LOCAL.
At your own risk:
1.) Do not specify roaming profile path on domain controllers for
domain1\user "A" and domain2\user "B" (that way obviously they will have
no roaming profile, only 'cached' profiles on your Vista System
C:\Users\A and C:\Users\B (login and logout so they are created)
2.) On Vista system, create new local user "C"
3.) Login as user "C"; make necessary adjustments and logout. You got
now new profile in C:\Users\C. Login again as user "C" (make sure that C
is admin at this point).
4.) change permissions on C:\Users\C so both so user "A" and user "B"
have full control
5.) change permissions on C:\users\A and C:\Users\B to give user "C"
6.) open regedit32
7.) select HKEY_Users window and Choose "Load Hive"
8.) locate and select NTUSER.DAT file of user A (C:\Users\A\NTUSER.DAT)
and give it a name e.g. "A"
9.) now - you can change the locations of profile folders of the user A,
that is: A\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell
Folders and A\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
-- change all (or only specific folders if you wish) to point to the
profile directories of user "C"
10.) Unload the hive and repeat the process for the user "B"
11.) If you are concerned about security remove admin privileges for
Now all three users A; B and C are using the same profile directories of
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