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kb314843 and kb236621 practice question

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  • I experimented with these 2 procedures and the instructions for moving the entire contents of the folder is flawed.  Even as Administrator you cannot copy or move the ntuser.dat files in Network services & Local services.  What can be done if you want to move or copy the directory in its entirety is boot up from a rescue or WINDOWS disk & use xcopy in cmd mode.  That does work.

    Next, editing the REGISTRY, if it could be done successfully it is time consuming to the point that is improbable.  It certainly would take hours if not a full day.  I tried it on a freshly installed system so that the number of users is limited & I could not get that to work whatsoever.  Is there a TOOL or UTILITY that could actually streamline this process?

    Both articles should probably be removed because I am certain many have spent priceless time in VAIN & suffer from the time penalty especially if does not work.

    • Moved by Just KarlModerator Monday, February 2, 2015 9:48 PM Looking for the proper forum.
    Monday, February 2, 2015 1:49 AM

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  • Hello,

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    As it's off-topic here, I am moving the question to the Where is the forum for... forum.

    Karl


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    Monday, February 2, 2015 9:47 PM
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  • Hello,

    Can you provide a link to the two articles?

    Karl


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    Monday, February 2, 2015 9:48 PM
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  • https://support.microsoft.com/kb/314843

    https://support.microsoft.com/kb/236621

    you can move only unloaded profiles, then logon as another user to move others. But in both case the user hive (ntuser.dat) must have successfully unloaded or otherwise not be in use. Service accounts would be a difficult move. Much better to just get a larger disk.

    I'd ask them more over here.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows

     

     

     


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    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 1:28 AM
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