DOMAIN\user and LOCAL\user are same persons and want to share a profile on local machine.


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Chris Miller

Hi Folks,

I have a case where the same person is a member of two domains: DOMAIN\user
and LOCAL\user. I have modified the registry so the profile list for both
now identifies "C:\Documents and Settings\user" as the path and I have
modified the permissions on "C:\...\user" so the DOMAIN\user and LOCAL\user
have the same permissions.

DOMAIN\user is NOT a roaming profile user, but has been in the past and was
created before LOCAL\user. LOCAL\user is a local user on the machine, and
is the same person as DOMAIN\user and would like access to the same profile.

If DOMAIN\user logs in, everything is fine. If LOCAL\user logs in, he is
unable to undertake even trivial modifications to the profile -- such as
changing the folder view options, or unlocking the taskbar. I conclude that
this is a registry permissions problem but I can't find it and I'm not sure
how to look for it. Can anybody advise me?

Chris.
 
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Shenan Stanley

Chris said:
I have a case where the same person is a member of two domains:
DOMAIN\user and LOCAL\user. I have modified the registry so the
profile list for both now identifies "C:\Documents and
Settings\user" as the path and I have modified the permissions on
"C:\...\user" so the DOMAIN\user and LOCAL\user have the same
permissions.
DOMAIN\user is NOT a roaming profile user, but has been in the past
and was created before LOCAL\user. LOCAL\user is a local user on
the machine, and is the same person as DOMAIN\user and would like
access to the same profile.
If DOMAIN\user logs in, everything is fine. If LOCAL\user logs in,
he is unable to undertake even trivial modifications to the profile
-- such as changing the folder view options, or unlocking the
taskbar. I conclude that this is a registry permissions problem
but I can't find it and I'm not sure how to look for it. Can
anybody advise me?

Slightly overdone on the cross-post.

Creat a new profile, point both to it (permissions, etc all) and copy the
stuff you need from the old profile to it. Done.
 
C

Chris Miller

Chris said:
Slightly overdone on the cross-post.

The beauty of cross-posing, is that you only have to see it once. It
probably won't happen again today. :)


Creat a new profile, point both to it (permissions, etc all) and copy the
stuff you need from the old profile to it. Done.

I'm a little confused. No, I'm very confused. Create a new profile in
which domain? How do I "point both to it" -- I mean that what I did
already, right? "Copy the stuff you need from the old profile" -- O.K., I
get that part.

Thanks for the help,

Chris.
 
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Shenan Stanley

Chris said:
The beauty of cross-posing, is that you only have to see it once. It
probably won't happen again today. :)




I'm a little confused. No, I'm very confused. Create a new
profile in which domain? How do I "point both to it" -- I mean
that what I did already, right? "Copy the stuff you need from the
old profile" -- O.K., I get that part.

Thanks for the help,


Create a new profile on the local machine.

Sign in as that local user.
Sign out.
Reboot.
Log in as an administrator - but none of the three accounts involved now
(Old Local, Old Domain and New Local.)
Make your registry changes under ProfileList and your Permission changes to
the two other profiles (Old Local and Old Domain) so they point to and have
full permissions over the new Profile Directory.
Log Out.
Log in as the Old Local user - to verify they load the new profile.
Log out.
Log in as the Old Domain user - to verify they load the new profile.
Log Out.
Reboot.
Log in as an administrator (none of the three involved accounts.)
Copy whatever you need from the two "Old" accounts to the new profile
directory. My Documents contents, Favorites, Desktop, Start Menu - etc. Do
not touch any NTUSER.* files, no Application Data directory stuff (unless
you have to worry about Outlook/Outlook Express stuff.

Essentially - you want a clean fresh profile (local) for the other two to
point to.

No more weird mixing. I'm not even sure which you pointed everything to
before (the old local or old domain account directory.)
 

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