How can I make Adam's profile in to Bobs profile?
August 1, 2011 1:13 PM Subscribe
How can I migrate a local Win7 profile that is associated with a domain account?
posted by MrBobaFett to computers & internet (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Two users Adam and Bob. Bob was hired to replace Adam. Adam spent two weeks training Bob on his computer. I created a new user account for Bob in Active Directory on the domain server. Bob already has all of his preferences, short cuts, etc set in Adams account that he has been using.
Of course if he logs in as himself he has a fresh desktop and default settings in all the apps. How can I migrate all that profile information? We are not using roaming profiles.
I tried just copying the contents of Adam's profile directory into Bob's profile directory but then when Bob tried to log on it generated an error, "The Group Policy Client service failed the logon".
I'm sure I'm missing something obvious, but Googling around this morning did not produce anything useful for me.