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    One of the users on the network often trys out new software, and his profile is absolutely in a state, where he's uninstalled bits, and I personally think the app data is slowing it all down.

    Seems the pc's crash a hell of a lot when he's logged on, I've tried the PC's and all fine on my profile.

    However what is the best method to recreate him, i.e. to keep his exchange and security settings the same, but give him a new profile..

    Cheers again

  • #2
    Re: Best way to recreate a user

    Do you use roaming profiles?

    If so just keep changing the roaming profile path within AD to:

    \\<servername>\<sharename>\<username>1
    \\<servername>\<sharename>\<username>2
    etc

    Or you could set him up with a test account i.e. <username>-t account and add this account to the required security groups etc

    I think more info about your profile set-up would be good

    Thanks

    Michael
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    • #3
      Re: Best way to recreate a user

      Originally posted by m80arm View Post
      Do you use roaming profiles?

      If so just keep changing the roaming profile path within AD to:

      \\<servername>\<sharename>\<username>1
      \\<servername>\<sharename>\<username>2
      etc

      Or you could set him up with a test account i.e. <username>-t account and add this account to the required security groups etc

      I think more info about your profile set-up would be good

      Thanks

      Michael
      If I was to do the above, then it would just move the problem to the new profile.

      Dont use roaming profiles, rather we use redirected folders, i.e. mydocs.

      What am after is how to effectivly have the exchange and security settings over to the new profile...

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      • #4
        Re: Best way to recreate a user

        Are you on about a local profile?

        You could just name his local profile so that when he logs on he get a new profile and then set-up his Exchange (Or whatever mail set-up you have)

        What security settings are you talking about?

        Michael
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        • #5
          Re: Best way to recreate a user

          Originally posted by m80arm View Post
          Are you on about a local profile?

          You could just name his local profile so that when he logs on he get a new profile and then set-up his Exchange (Or whatever mail set-up you have)

          What security settings are you talking about?

          Michael
          security as in memberships... but of course, if i change the logon id, then it will recreate a new local profile... duh.... will give it a try. cheers fella

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          • #6
            Re: Best way to recreate a user

            I am totally confised by whay you are requesting here, but one thing that can be done is to delete the user without deleting the mailbox. You can then crete a new user, delete the new mailbox created with that user and then reattach the old mailbox to the new user. You need to run the Mailbox Cleanup Agent to achieve that.
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