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.profile vs. .bash_profile vs. .bashrc

what are the functional differences between these guys?
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Precached Windows Logins?

I know if a Windows users logs into a machine, and later that machine falls off the network, that the user can log in to the machine with cached credentials. Is there any way to precache those ...
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Make windows 7 client compatible with windows 2003 server

I am sysadmin for a small business with 30 clients. We have a server running windows 2003 and all the client-computers run windows XP. Now this is not an important issue, but it would be nice if it ...
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Outlook 2013: how to reset to “first run” status?

TL;DR Is there a way via script, powershell, reg delete, via telekinesis, whatever to reset Outlook 2013 as if no profiles ever existed and it was running for the first time ever? Still working ...
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Migrate local profiles to roaming profiles

What are "things to think about" and best practices to migrate a large number of users from using local profiles to roaming ones?
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Are there any issues switching a user from a roaming profile to a local profile?

We have a Windows Server 2003 environment with XP Professional laptops. If I switch a user from a roaming profile to a local profile in active directory, by clearing the profile path, will this cause ...
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Roaming user profiles in Linux

My company is evaluating a plan to migrate from Windows to Linux. Can you suggest something in Linux analogous to roaming user profiles and domain users in an Active Directory environment?
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Change default profile directory per group

Is it possible to force windows to create profiles for members of one active directory group in a different folder from members in another active directory group? The school here uses DeepFreeze to ...
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Moving C:\Users to another partition on Windows Server 2008 Standard

On a Windows Server 2008 Standard-server I have two partitons, named C: and P:. I would like to move the user profiles directory C:\Users to P:\Users Is it possible? Is it supported by Microsoft? ...
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How to Load commands into your powershell profile to run on starting powershell

I have found a way to load exchange 2010 powershell into powershell running on a windows xp workstation, however there are a few commands that need to run. I was wondering how I could load them into a ...
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Recovering OST file without profile

We have a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and offer this solution to many customers. Recently, a customer had his personal Exchange server crash (which is what made him our customer). He called some ...
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Migrate user profiles to new Active Directory Accounts

I have a few users in a very old workgroup that log directly into their local machines (Windows XP Pro). This week they're finally moving to active directory and will need to log into domain accounts ...
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Windows Vista profile gotchas?

We have a large network using a standard XP centrally managed configuration. We have a small number of users who need a 64 bit desktop OS for memory reasons. If we give them Windows Vista machines is ...
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AIX update environment after .profile change

I am running AIX 5.3. I have made changes to a user's .profile file (added a couple of environment variables). Is there a command that I can use to re-process the .profile file for a particular ...
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Create Active Directory User Profile

Is there a way I can get a Windows XP computer that is a domain client to create certain user profiles without having to get the user to log in?
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Sysadmin: Where to Start?

Hopefully this won't get closed as too vague or too duplicative but here goes anyway... I recently started work with a small company (25~ people). First up front is I am a developer and brought in to ...
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How to automate configuration of roaming profile paths for newly-created domain users in Windows Server 2003?

How do I setup Windows Server 2003 to default newly created domain users to be configured with a roaming profile path? Let's say I have roaming profiles stored at the path \server\profiles. Is there ...
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Bash Prompt Colors Ubuntu

I am attempting to use a simple shell script on a base Ubuntu 12.04 server install to set prompt colors for users system wide. I would like to have Puppet place the file color.sh in /etc/profile.d/ ...
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Storing user profile in a corporate environment. Where, how and why?

I'm a programmer and don't know much about Active Directory, LDAP, etc. What I'm trying to build is some kind of profile web page for each employee where I work. Something similar to this : ...
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Automatically configure Outlook profile for new users on Citrix server

I would like to setup the default profile on our Citrix server so that when a new user is granted access, their profile is already/automatically configured to point towards our exchange server. The ...
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windows active directory profile regional

we are an organization with 40k users. This organization is composed of multiples structures. We have one single forest Active Directory with flat DIT. We want to keep this AD in order to ...
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Temp Profile Loading on computer

I am getting these errors on several different users and computers. Any ideas? {Event Type: Error Event Source: Userenv Event Category: None Event ID: 1515 Date: 2/28/2011 Time: ...
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Windows Firewall deployed by GPO detecting Public NL

Am struggling with Server 2008 R2 NLA and the Windows Firewall. Currently we are testing rolling out Windows Firewall via GP and have a test server that enables the firewall for Domain, Private and ...
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User Profile keeps loading TEMP Profile

I am having a difficult time with an issue that our support staff won't support (as they will not support Vista). I am able to log into our domain without any issue, however, when I go home and log ...
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User Profile auto created on all PCs in AD

For some reason a user profile has been created on every PC on Windows Server 2003 Domain. The client machines are XP. The profile was created on all machines at the same time. Any ideas whats ...
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What is the best way of restricting user profile size in a Terminal Server environment?

From this link I understand that my two options are: NTFS Quotas The "Limit profile size" policy setting I prefer option (1) because I really want to limit the overall size of everyone's profile ...
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Migrating user (developer) profile from XP to NT6 (Vista,7) ~ What do I need to be mindful of?

If it's a dupe, lemme know and redirect me and I'm on my way guys. I'm a dev on Visual Studio, I have 2005, 2008 and 2010 installed atm, along with VB6, and SqlServer Dev 2005, 2008 installed as ...
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Store “Documents and Settings” on a different drive. Windows 2003 Terminal Server

The situation is this. I have 2 terminal servers in an estate with lots and lots of servers. The TS's can be used by anyone and will primarily be used for remote working (via a VPN solution). The ...
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User profile lost on Windows XP - recurring problem

Yesterday on of my users reported that when he logged in he got an error stating "Windows cannot load the locally stored profile." He was able to log in to a blank profile, which we then configured ...
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Reinitialize /etc/profile file

i'm relearning some linux stuff, i recall that after i make edits to this file, i should issue a command that reloads the file and checks it for errors for safety reasons. Anyone know what the command ...
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User profile paths in RemoteApp sessions

I try to setup a terminal services farm, serving some of our LOB applications. The main goal is to use them as RemoteApps through Terminal Services Gateway for the users, who are somewhere away from ...
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I just installed a profiler into Tomcat 7 and now I'm getting BindException on shutdown

So the HOWTO I just read says to add these JAVA_OPTS to the startup script: -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote=true -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.port=[place port number here] ...
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Which version of Windows Server 2008?

We are looking into getting a server as we currently have only a workgroup and over 30 users and 25 workstations. We want to setup a domain so we can setup group policies for everyone without ...
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Profile backup script for XP migrate to Vista

I have a .cmd i use to copy our users local files when they change computer. This works very well in XP/2000 but now i can see that we (large enterprise) are moving to Vista. And was wondering if the ...
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How can I reuse a local profile when changing domains?

Client is XP Pro. The user was connected to one domain and had his profile fine-tuned for his needs (Word, Outlook, Excel with lots of rules/customizations/forms, plus customized desktop, of course). ...
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Can I give Domain Local groups access permissions to a profile (Windows 2003 R2 SP2/XP)?

I'm having problems giving a Domain Local group permissions to a mandatory user profile with Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 and Windows XP SP3. I've created a Global group called Sales, and put John and ...
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New SBS 2011 to replace old SBS: How can I login with the same credentials AND keep the same user profile (not roaming) and registry values, etc.?

We purchased a new server PC where we installed SBS 2011. Currently we have an old SBS 2003 on an old PC. As we do not use advanced functionality on SBS, just login and Exchange (no roaming profiles, ...
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Office 2010 OCT Outlook Filepaths

I'm playing around with customizing Office 2010 installs on my network, normally I just do a full manual install, but as the environment grows and the lazier I get its becoming a pain to do it ...
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The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded

The installation is a Windows 2008 R2 server with an Exchange 2010. I am trying to install BESX on it, for which a user account is needed to login on the domain controller and run the installer. I ...
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Create An AD User Profile

I am new to server management. I have a set of AD users. I can log on as each user, (their name is in the start menu), but they always each get the same profile (shared My Documents (H:/) etc). What ...
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script for removing the temp files during logout

Is it possible for one of you to write a script for removing the temp files during logout for all users? (or server during restart) Or this script can be scheduled alternate weeks. As unnecessarily ...
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Pre-load AD user profile to domain joined PC [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Precached Windows Logins? I swear I've seen clever solutions to this on SF before, but my search-fu is weak this Monday. Remote user's drive has failed, and I need to ...
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Terminal Server 2008 - Shared/Default User Profile?

We are testing a Windows Server 2008 Standard Terminal Services mini-farm set up in VMWare to help manage a single application remote deployment. This application stores a LOT of settings in the ...
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Can a user be excluded from /etc/profile.d scripts?

I am having a problem using Rsync/SSH with a specific user for Amanda backups on a server. rsync -e 'ssh -i /var/lib/amanda/.ssh/id_rsa_amdump' -az otherserver:/dir/to/copy /copy/dir I have noticed ...
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Tools to profile memory & cpu on Linux

Any recommendations for a free tool to profile memory/swap/cpu usage on Linux (Ubuntu), preferably with graphical timeline charts? I'm thinking of something like ntop but for memory i.e. that ...
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Compiling Ruby on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I am trying to follow this tutorial, on the subject of compiling ruby and rubygems on Snow Leopard: http://hivelogic.com/articles/compiling-ruby-rubygems-and-rails-on-snow-leopard I have added this ...
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How to set same profile settings to every user in a domain

I need to set the user variables and settings for every user in a domain. The settings are: Advanced performance options visual effects for best performances Also: Java Auto update option is ...
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How to switch between SMTP servers at different locations on a laptop

I have two ISPs at two separate locations, both with separate SMTP servers. Neither SMTP server allows relaying from the other ISP, so when taking my laptop between each location, I have to swap ...
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Crontab /etc/profile.d

I have a crontab script which runs fine from the interactive shell. However when running from crontab it fails because it doesnt run the scripts in /etc/profile.d/ (e.g. /etc/profile.d/java.sh) Whats ...
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EC2 SSH Bash Profile

I've set up an Ubuntu image on EC2 and everything is working great. However, when I SSH onto the server my terminal prompt is always $ and several features I'm used to in the default Ubuntu terminal ...