user profile change


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Tom Doggett

I've got XP Pro. I've got a profile which logs me into my company's domain. I
have my username, password and the domain name. When i take my computer home
(laptop) I still use the same username, password and domain name to run my
computer. All of my documents are there. Email works, etc. Now, I know I'm
not actually logged in to the domain when I'm at home, but I can still use
this profile and everything looks the same, except I can't access the office
servers and intranet stuff (expected). Anyway, here is my problem... I don't
work for this company anymore and want to change the profile to not log in to
the domain, or at least try to, without losing all my other information. I'd
like to change the username and change the "join domain" options. When i did
this, it lost all my "my documents" stuff. I was able to do a restore back to
a previous date and it all recovered. Is there a way I can log in using this
profile and tell it i no longer want to join this domain? Can I log in using
my administrator log-in on the local machine and change the other profile?
Sorry for the very lengthy description. I appreciate any help.
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

Tom Doggett said:
I've got XP Pro. I've got a profile which logs me into my company's
domain. I have my username, password and the domain name. When i take
my computer home (laptop) I still use the same username, password and
domain name to run my computer. All of my documents are there. Email
works, etc. Now, I know I'm not actually logged in to the domain when
I'm at home, but I can still use this profile and everything looks
the same, except I can't access the office servers and intranet stuff
(expected).

Yep - you're using "cached credentials".
Anyway, here is my problem... I don't work for this
company anymore and want to change the profile to not log in to the
domain, or at least try to, without losing all my other information.
I'd like to change the username and change the "join domain" options.
When i did this, it lost all my "my documents" stuff. I was able to
do a restore back to a previous date and it all recovered. Is there a
way I can log in using this profile and tell it i no longer want to
join this domain? Can I log in using my administrator log-in on the
local machine and change the other profile? Sorry for the very
lengthy description. I appreciate any help.

What you can *try* is:

Create a new local user account on the PC
Log in once as that user & log out
Log back into the local computer as an administrator (not your domain
account, nor the new user account)
Go to control panel, system, advanced....in User Profiles, click the
Settings button
Select your domain profile, click on Copy To, and browse to the new local
user's c:\documents and settings\username folder.
Click OK.
Click the Change button in "Permitted to use" and use Everyone
Close out.

Log in as the local user and make sure the settings look right. If so, you
should be good to go...disjoin the computer from the domain, making sure you
know the local admin credentials
 

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