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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-07-2006, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Copying User Accounts - Windows 2000

Quite a few smart computer people on here...figured I would ask.

I currently login to my system using an ex employees login/pw. I've been doing this for the 5 years I've been here. He is now coming back to the company and will be using his old login again.

I have my own login, but none of my account settings are the same. I cannot retrieve my archived emails is the main issue.

Is there a way to copy user settings easily? I can login to the computer under the administrator account, but not the server. Are these user settings saved on my computer or on the server? Or will I basically have to start over as far as my email/browser and other programs I've installed are concerned...

Does what I'm saying make sense? I prefer to fly in under the radar as far as my IT dept. is concerned, so I don't like contacting them for anything.
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Are you logging into a Windows domain with a domain account, or is this just a single 2000 Pro or Server system with a local account?

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My login is a windows domain account...

I can login to administrator via a local account only.
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Local user profiles can be copied, but the accounts have unique Security IDs that can't be duplicated.

Because you are logging in with a domain account, there are a lot of possible scenarios at hand. I'd recommened getting your IT department to handle the request, as they (should) know how to get you setup without messing it up.

IMO, if you try to do it on your own you could potentially make things worse.

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IMO, if you try to do it on your own you could potentially make things worse.
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Well I figured out how to backup and restore my Thunderbird mailboxes, so I was able to move that over. Also managed to move my Firefox settings as well. Reinstalled a couple of other items and I think I've got my personal login up to speed.

Only odd thing that is happening is an entire webpage will load in Firefox, but it will get stuck at the end and say Transferring date from... and the progress bar will just sit there full. I tried reinstalling, but I think I'm going to have to delete the settings.
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Ok, not 100% on your question, so I'll answer a bunch of ways. You have a login to the domain...with that login there are certain permissions that you then have locally on the computer. Now the EX employee profile you may want to match on your pc. This means that you would go look at User Profiles while logged in to the domain and see how he is setup on your local pc. Really the purpose of that is to see if you're a local admin, power user, or restricted user. This is key for your future operations, especially if you're operating as a local admin under his account.

Next, you can copy profiles over. There's plenty of articles out there like this one that show you how...
http://weblogs.asp.net/whaggard/arch...09/370189.aspx

There's a good chance that in doing these things you'll need the IT departments help. I don't know your situation, but in general users should be forbidden from making these transitions for the 'just in case' factor. But again I don't know your setup or office situation...as far as I'm concerned IT should have it locked down themselves and know what you're doing at all times regardless.

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I've done this a few times at work on XP machines maybe this can help you out.

I would assume that you are creating a local profile everytime you log into your machine. So do this, log in under your user name on the machine, then log out. Then log in as an administrator on the machine and then go to Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> User Profiles. Click the settings button in the user profiles box. You should see his acct and your acct, simply copy his acct info to your username.

If you have permisison problems you might need to disable some restrictions. I have done it before, but let me know if this works.

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