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Server Carsh, resinstall server use same domain, but how user computer rejoin domain and use the same profile RRS feed

  • 問題

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    Message: We use Windows 2003 std T-Chinese, our server is crash and resintall again without the server system pervious backup.

    We create the same domain and computer on the server and let the ex-domain client can logon and keep on working.

    We want to know any KB can help us to add the computer to join the domain but without reset the user computer profile

    Example:
    old server name: abcd, domain:  abc.com
    reinstall server name: abcd, domain: abc.com

    User computer domain: abc.com

    we create the same user name and password let user keep access the reinstall server

    If user-computer  re-joint the new install server, the profile will create a new one.

    Any KB can let us point back the old profile even rejoin the domain ?
    2008年5月30日 上午 02:49

解答

  • Dear Customer,

     

    Thanks for posing!

     

    As for your scenario to move the old domain profile to domain user profile, you can follow the step below:

     

    1. Log the user onto the new domain once to create his/her user profile and to add the path to it in the ProfilesList registry key.

    2. Log off as the user and log in as an administrator.

    3. Copy the user's profile.

    4. Right click on My Computer and go to Profiles.

    5. Once in Profiles, use "Copy To" to copy the original profile to the new profile's path.  Also, use "Permitted to Use" to give the new user account permission to use the copied profile.

    6. Log off as the administrator and logon as the user

     

     

    Note: You may find the copy to button is grayed out. If so, please refer to the following article:

     

    291555 The "Copy To" Button in the System Properties Dialog Box Is Unavailable

    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=291555

     

    Hope this helps. If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to get in touch!

     

    Thanks & Regards,

     

    Tom Zhang, MCSE 2003

    2008年5月30日 上午 06:43
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  • Dear Customer,

     

    Thanks for posing!

     

    As for your scenario to move the old domain profile to domain user profile, you can follow the step below:

     

    1. Log the user onto the new domain once to create his/her user profile and to add the path to it in the ProfilesList registry key.

    2. Log off as the user and log in as an administrator.

    3. Copy the user's profile.

    4. Right click on My Computer and go to Profiles.

    5. Once in Profiles, use "Copy To" to copy the original profile to the new profile's path.  Also, use "Permitted to Use" to give the new user account permission to use the copied profile.

    6. Log off as the administrator and logon as the user

     

     

    Note: You may find the copy to button is grayed out. If so, please refer to the following article:

     

    291555 The "Copy To" Button in the System Properties Dialog Box Is Unavailable

    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=291555

     

    Hope this helps. If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to get in touch!

     

    Thanks & Regards,

     

    Tom Zhang, MCSE 2003

    2008年5月30日 上午 06:43
    版主
  •  

    Thanks your reply. I knew this function, but as my experience this profile copy not 100% work. As specil on the T-Chinese Windows XP. Always as copy error.

     

    Secondly, if we ignore the mail setting and office personal setting, I move file form old profile folder to new profile folder is fast than copy.

     

    If you have any solution not need to move or copy profile that is fit solution, the main seciont is how to build to new relation between domain and user computer on the same profile, no need to take any heavy process to copy or move to profile

     

     

    2008年5月31日 上午 12:47
  • Copy profile always a best solution for that but it waste time for you to copy it back and forth.

     

    To use the old profile, I do have another method to do that.

     

    1. Logon to the domain using new user name in the new domain

    2. A new profile will be generate and the profile is not copies

    3. Confirm the path of the profile that is newly created

    4. In any computer, start regedit and map to the computer that just create the new profile

    5. Netvigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

    6. Find the key information in the ProfileImagePath, change the path for new profile to the old profile.

     

    Users will able to use the old profile back after logout/logon.

    2008年6月7日 上午 01:30
  • Some concern about the SID, the users are having a different SID now. May need to assign the permission afterward.

     

    By the way, always install two or more domain controllers

     

    Nori

     

    2008年6月7日 上午 05:13
  • Yes, Agreed with Nori, we should always keep at least 2 DC, in case one of them failed. This is a good pratise since NT4.0 age.

    2008年6月10日 上午 03:02
  • Consider to use User State Migration Tool.

    2008年6月10日 上午 06:47