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Debugging powershell init

My problem is that I just reinstalled my system and have installed heaps of packages via Chocolatey. However now when I launch powershell, something changes the fonst type and size inside the console ...
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Server 2012 Remote Desktop User Profile Disks and User Profiles on Server 2008

I have a new MS Server 2012 as a Terminal Server to deal with Remote Desktop connections to my small business. Unlike my previous MS Server 2003 it doesn't seem to just work with the Roaming User ...
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Windows server 2012 user/administrator missing programs

I have the weirdest thing with windows server i have ever encountered. When i log into the IIS server i have all my pined icons in the metro interface, my task bar pinned programs and my mapped shares ...
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User logon takes long but the roaming profile is small

We are having a few problems with our user logon. Many users complained about login times of 10 to 20 minutes. When doublechecking some users did indeed take that many minutes to log in. First ...
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Suddenly new folder for domain account [closed]

I'm on a PC on a domain (several W2K3 DC's). My domain user has always mapped to the folder: C:\Users\MyUserName Last week, a colleague has logged in with his domain account on this pc. This has ...
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windows 7 user profile won't load, only loads temp profile

i have a windows 7 machine where i created a brand new administrator user. When this user logs in they get a preparing desktop message and then an error that says: You have been logged on with a ...
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Windows User State Virtualization guide

Microsoft have a concept called User State Virtualization (USV) this is a solution based on redirecting some of the profile folders to a central server. For laptops it also means using offline files ...
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Domain user profile messed up - how can I recreate it and keep docs/etc?

SITUATION I have a user that we were trying to get Office 365 Pro Plus installed on their computer. It kept crashing, etc. I don't want to get into all of the details here on that part...I've spent ...
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How to delete active directory user profile from windows 8 enterprise 64-bit OS?

Can anyone help me how to delete active directory user profile in windows 8 enterprise 64-bit Operating System? I'm trying these steps to delete it but not getting any luck :(. "System Properties" -> ...
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Standard place for user defined bash_completion.d scripts?

I have user access (no root) into a Linux (Suse) machine where I developed some bash scripts and the corresponding bash autocompletion rules. Since the scripts belong only to my user and therefore I ...
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Can I safely delete old user folders in Windows Server 2003?

I have a Windows Server 2003 machine. When I delete a user, their folder remains in the Documents and Settings. Is it safe for me to delete those folders if I don't need any of the data in there? Or ...
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How to configure AD so that users who travel to different sites have the same Desktop and My Documents folders

I am settings up my Windows 2008 Active Directory environment so that users can travel between 2 sites and still access their Desktop and My Documents folders. Currently, we have 2 sites (Site A ...
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Linking terminal server profiles with roaming possible?

I'm having a hard time setting up a few roaming profiles. I've a user who uses our terminal server but we want him to start using his local computer on the domain. This part I know how to do. I've ...
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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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How to automatically change user folders location?

In a Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory how can I make sure that each user open login have their Desktop, Documents, Links, Pictures, etc folders set to a shared private folder? For example, ...
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roaming profile vs folder redirection

I can't seem to find a consensus on what the differences are between the two. Roaming Profiles, Folder redirection or... both is one example. The top answer doesn't answer the question as to what data ...
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Linux won't create home directory for AD users if they login through WinSCP first, and I need it to

So I've got my RHEL 5 servers running Likewise power broker so that I can use active directory to authenticate users. The idea was to streamline the whole process of getting new users onto a server ...
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Extracting Outlook part of Win 7 profile only

Where exactly are the Outlook configuration settings contained in a Windows 7 Office 2010 user profile? I want to move a user from Win 7 Office 2010 to Win 8 Office 2013 but rather than keep the ...
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Users are getting a temporary profile

A bit about current setup: It is windows 2008 R2 AD servers (all of them are 2008R2) and couple locations which set as Sites. Each location has DFS on AD server. Roaming profiles are not used nor ...
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SFTP/SSH profile load

I have a CentOS 6.2 server. Whenever some one logs into the server using the terminal (SSH) the user profile (.bash_profile) is loaded. Now my question is, is there a profile that loads whenever you ...
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Is there a way to copy a user profile to other client stations previously not logged into?

I was wondering what would be the easiest way to copy a user profile to a station that user has not previoulsy signed on in an Active Directoy environment. This would include anything that appears ...
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Are User DSN's tied to User Profiles?

It seems obvious to me that User DSNs should carried along with a roaming User's Profiles, and when only a System DSN is set, that it will not be pulled along with the User's profile when they hop ...
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First login is slow in Windows 7 on every PC

Assuming this user never logged on to this PC before, it will take 1-2 minutes before desktop shows up. All subsequent logins are near instant. Another PC - same problem. Problem repeats if local ...
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Best location for redirected folders on windows server

What is the best location to store the user redirected folders on windows server r2? At the moment I have it in a completely different share but the problem is that the ntfs permissions on the folder ...
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NTUSER.DAT and UsrClass.dat files building up by the thousands, why and can I delete?

I've noticed that my web server, 2008 Xen VM, gradually loosing free space - more than I would of though from normal use and decided to investigate. There are two problem areas: ...
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Microsoft Office 2010 fails to launch on existing user profiles after product key change

I have a client with a small business network on a domain of around 10 computers, and Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 has been installed on them for a couple months and working fine. Just ...
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Windows 8 profile creation video

I have a piece of software that deploys a local account on workstations via an MSI and creates a profile for it. In versions of windows prior to windows 8, the first time this account was used it ...
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Enforce Profile Path Windows Server 2008

Is there a way to enforce a profile path in active directory on win server 08 (or set a default one) so that when a user is added the profile path is automatically filled in in the profile tab. The ...
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How to test integrity of user profile?

A customer of ours was having problems with our application. Eventually they let us know that their user profile was corrupted and creating a new user profile fixed the problem. For future calls, I'm ...
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Windows XP Computer moved from domain member to workgroup member: Can I restore my old user profile?

My computer with Windows XP (SP3) was member in a (Windows-NT) domain and has been moved into a Windows workgroup. A lot of settings are lost now: desktop configuration and design, windows explorer ...
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Prevent access to user documents for users logging in from terminal server

I am fairly new to administrating servers, but I have been charged with the task of working out remote access to the company's network. The general plan is to connect through a VPN to a terminal ...
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Backup Permissions for an Active Directory Profile Directory

I have Folder Redirection turned on so the profiles are on a Windows shared folder on a File and Print Server... \folders\Profiles I want to back up the entire Profiles directory, but as Domain ...
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Cannot delete user profile in window 2003 server R2

When I delete old user profile from Documents & Settings in windows server 2003 R2 (Terminal Server) I am getting the following error: Cannot delete NTUSER:It is being use by another person. ...
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Migrate profiles from x86 to x64 Vista? [closed]

I want to move my Vista install from x86 to x64, but retain the user profiles with all the files and so. Microsoft does not seem to provide an upgrade option In the XP days, recreate the user ...
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Desktop Folder Redirection Consistency

I have changed our Desktop folder redirection policy to point to a new share on the server. Some computers are accepting the new policy and displaying the new shortcuts. Others display no icons and ...
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win7 and win xp roaming profile

I have a samba server with WinXP roaming profiles and now I have to have some win7 clients as well. Is there any trick which would allowed to login any users on Winxp and Win7 with the same profile ...
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how to backup active directory user profiles efficiently including laptop users

Preface: About 200 users, some XP, some Vista, some Windows 7 Enterprise. Currently there is an effort underway to upgrade all users to Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit. The backup could be implemented ...
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Migrate user profiles when taking W2K8 out of a domain and into a workgroup

I have a box currently sitting in an AD domain. I need to remove it from said domain and drop it into a workgroup. I don't want to lose the 2-3 user profiles on the box. I think I could use USMT ...
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Win7 Domain User Profile- Desktop Icon management best practices request

Here's the situation: We have a large (5,000+ user) organization that is currently using folder redirection to manage the windows desktop icons. This folder is redirected to a network share where we ...
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Can you use a local path for mandatory profiles?

I run the network at a small college, and we're trying to improve how we handle public lab computers. One thing I'm considering is using mandatory profiles. As part of the design for this, I want to ...
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How to manage hundreds of users (and customized profiles) on individual Windows 7 machines?

We're a small college, where every student is assigned an Active Directory account. We have a couple computer labs where the machines are all joined to the domain and students can log in to any ...
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Stop server from loading user profiles

We are an small IT shop, with the most basic services(in this case, user management) "outsourced" to our parent company. We have a bunch of Windows 2003 R2 Std servers on VMWare, which we designed ...
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Dealing with duplicate Folders in a Win7 Roaming Profile/Redirected environment

I am seeing something unusual that has to do with Windows 7 roaming profiles in conjunction with folder redirection. Roaming profiles are enabled on a Windows 7 machine via group policy, and the ...
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Change users wallpaper without logging in as the user in XP

I have admin access to the computer. What I want to do is change a users wallpaper to something else but without logging in as the user. There must be a config file or something where these settings ...
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Profiles getting synced even when user not currently logged in

User1 profiles keep getting synced whenever other users logs out. Even though user1 only logged into this computer once. Is there a way to stop this? We are using Windows Server 2003. Client ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Profile Creation Issue

Existing server with multiple users. New domain user logs on and everything works as normal. User can see own profile folder. Admin logs on and user folder is there User logs off Admin ...
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Terminal Server local profiles fail to delete on logoff

Our company is in the middle of deploying Terminal Services 2008 R2, however i have noticed that our TS Users profiles do not get removed from local Terminal Server at user logoff. Now im aware that ...
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Restoring profile to deleted user

We have an issue where a user's account was deleted and then another account was created with the same username. On Windows XP, the profile for this user was created in the folder "user.DOMAIN" ...
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Linux :: Shared aliases in /etc/profile.d not applied to root user, why?

On my Fedora 14 developer machine I can add a sharedAliases.sh file to /etc/profile.d -- both my user and root user then have access to the shared aliases. Switch over to remote CentOS 5.7 machine ...
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Upgraded users to Win7. Now getting “path not found” when saving files or opening attachments

We have a Server 2008 AD environment with about 5k users. We just rolled out Windows 7 SP1 (were XP) with great success. However, about once a day we get a few calls that a user opens a file from ...