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Group Policy to Place Shortcut on All Users Desktops

We're looking at using a GPO to put a shortcut to a company web app on all users' desktops. Different users are on different Windows versions, meaning the location varies: c:\documents and ...
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User logged in with temporary profile

User logs into a domain-joined Windows 7 Pro PC and gets the temporary profile error pop-up. Event 1511 User Profile Service in Event Viewer logs. Typically with this problem I delete a user's ...
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Copying default profile for new users fails with “The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process”

I've built a Windows 2012 R2 Standard x64 terminal server (session-based). Early in the setup process, I was able to log in with my Active Directory credentials, but when I turned it over for wider ...
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Change the Powershell $profile directory

I would like to know how to change my the location my $profile variable points to. PS H:\> $profile H:\WindowsPowerShell\Microsoft.PowerShell_profile.ps1 H:\ is a network share, so when I ...
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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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FSRM - User profile disks - File screens per user profile are not persistent

Our user profiles are stored in user profile disks, on a MS Server 2012 (not R1). Because File Server Resource Manager file screens on specific paths (C:\Users\user_name) are removed when paths ...
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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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Migrate from old domain user profile to another profile under new trusted domain

i'm changing the domain from windows 2008R2 to samba4.2. now, is there any way to migrate the existing old domain user profile to new trusted domain in the fastest way? i did changing the registry ...
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How do i recreate a user domain-joined profile folder on Windows 2008 server?

I just deleted a user profile folder on Windows 2008 server (c:\Users\username) and now everytime i log on as the user windows tells me that it couldn't load the profile and it'll use a temporary ...
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How to stop application creating new settings folder within 'Application data'? [closed]

In Windows 2003, Document and settings folder a user is experiencing a problem where the application ('Toad') keeps creating a new settings folder at each logon instead of using only the first one ...
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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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Deleting user profiles on a remote windows 7 machine?

Is it possible to remotely delete a user profile on a Windows 7 machine, using something like mmc? (and I mean where you delete the registry entries too not just the folder)
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Including default files and folders in User's home directory

I'm using ubuntu server 14.04. I want to include some default files and folders in home directory for every user, whenever a new user account is created. How to make this. Can anyone help me in this. ...
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Force temporary account/ mandatory account restricitons on new users

I am basically trying to accomplish the same as in this link. When a domain user logs off a specific client machine, their local profile is deleted. When a new user logs in the machine a fresh, ...
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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 do I change HOMEDRIVE HOMEPATH and HOMESHARE in Windows XP? [closed]

I have got a laptop which is configured to have the user profile in a network drive. This is causing me a lot of headaches since the connectivity to my company is very slow. I want to relocate the ...
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User Profile modified dates don't match…what is the difference?

This question came up while I was investigating a server that randomly restarted last night. I was looking through the event logs to see if someone manually restarted the system, but nothing was ...
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What's the best way to see logged in users on Windows Server 2012?

Right now I use a powershell script to see the currently logged in users. But I don't see if there session is idle, active or inactive. I can see when the session was started but that's it. Is there a ...
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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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how to set environment variable in Solaris (in .profile)

how do I set an environment variable in my .profile file that takes into account if the variable exists and appends to it? To explain: I want to do export ANT_OPTS=-Dparam=value but if the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 7: Delprof replacement for deleting profiles

We have migrated from Windows XP to Windows 7 at a high school and have run into a problem. The computer lab machines can have upwards of 5-10 different people log into the machine each day. As time ...
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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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Roaming Profiles: Simultaneous Logins of Same User

I am administering a Windows Server 2008 R2 environment that is using roaming profiles and folder redirection. The client machines are running Windows 7. Due to the nature of the business, users ...
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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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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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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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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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Mandatory profile on Terminal server fails to load. Userenv.log debug

We're having a lot of corrupted profiles lately on our profile share. At the moment I have no clue why, but I decided to switch to one mandatory profile since the users can all use the same and there ...
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How to find all local user accounts in chef

Using opscode chef, is there a way to find or loop over all user accounts? I need to create a configuration file in each users home directory. I do not want to loop over any directory structure for ...
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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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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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How to preserve sysprep from changing Default User settings

I'm having diffculties configuring 20 new Dell Vostro minis here. I set up one of them with my preferred OS, applications and settings, especially the Visual Effects Settings of Windows XP. I set them ...
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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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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 ...