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  • AD - Design question

    Greetings,
    My network initially grew organically. As it is now, each users profile is on their local PC, and this has worked as users have their own PC's. But I have run into problems with this approach. The first problem is when a user leaves and a new one comes onboard needing the exact desktop, files, etc that the departing user had. The second come with Domain (AD ) changes upgrades, etc.

    What is the best approach to user profiles given the above information ?

    thanks for any advice.

    -Darryl

  • #2
    Re: AD - Design question

    To deal with your problem, simply rename the user account (and change email addresses). The user will pick up the profiles etc. from the old user because these are linked to the SID, not the name.
    Tom Jones
    MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
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    Ossian Ltd
    Scotland

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    • #3
      Re: AD - Design question

      Not to be thick,
      but If I change the name on the AD Server (users and groups), when they log into the client PC, they will get the exact desktop , files, etc of the old user ?

      I'm going to try that out.

      thanks,
      Darryl

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      • #4
        Re: AD - Design question

        Yes -- dont try changing the name of user directories, profile directories etc, just right click the user in ADUC and rename -- it will appear to only change the name in the display window, but will then take you to a property page
        Tom Jones
        MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
        PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
        IT Trainer / Consultant
        Ossian Ltd
        Scotland

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