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Use the query user command Query User Command http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490801.aspx


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Open the Task-Manager and see the users tab. There you will find a list of users and their status.


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What is the difference between roaming profile and folder redirection? At the most basic level, a Windows user profile is entirety of the files and directories that contain the user-specific data (a very basic way to look at it is the profile is anything and everything contained within the c:\users\username directory) as well as the various registry ...


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Use ~/.bash_completion From the Bash Completion FAQ: Q. How can I insert my own local completions without having to reinsert them every time you issue a new release? A. Put them in ~/.bash_completion, which is parsed at the end of the main completion script. See also the next question. Q. I author/maintain package X and would like to ...


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Upon the first login, the profile must be created. This takes longer than subsequent logins. Also, user GPOs must be downloaded and applied from the DCs. The length of this creation and GPO application process can take some time depending on GPO and local policy, but 1-2 minutes doesn't sound unreasonable. I'd hardly consider this a "slow" login.


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So the real question here is that you want to move a profile from one OS install to another, retaining appropriate permissions on the user profile. While registry hacks may work, there's a better way. In the Windows AIK, there's a tool called "User State Migration Tool". Its explicit purpose is moving profiles from one OS to another (upgrading them as ...


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If you have roaming profiles enabled then WinXP and Win7 already save their profiles in separate folders by default, even though you've only got one folder specified in Active Directory. Windows 7 will quietly append a .V2 to the end of the folder name used by WinXP, and then use the .V2 version of the folder ignoring the other one, so for example: ...


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To hide additional user accounts on Windows & Logon Use Regedit (also works for Vista) at Run type regedit Once in regedit go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon In the left panel, right click on Winlogon and click New and click Key. Type SpecialAccounts and press Enter In the left panel, right click on ...


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Data doesn't roam with Folder Redirection. Data is redirected with Folder Redirection. A roaming profile roams with the user, meaning that the data in the user profile "roams" to whatever computer the user logs on to. Folder Redirection data doesn't roam at all. It's location is static, but it's redirected from the standard location (the local hard drive) to ...


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This is imho the best answer for installing windows quickly and effortlessly: Microsoft Windows Remote Installation Service and Windows Deployment Services A PXE server that offers installation of windows and slipstreamed applications and drivers across a network. The difference between the two is that WDS is newer, comes with 2k3 Server SP2 and 2k7, ...


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You can use ssh -t to run setup scripts, then a shell, then cleanup scripts. ssh -t allows you to run commands, but still run one or more shells in the middle and allocate a terminal properly Your setup script can include wget'ing/curl'ing/scp'ing a temporary home directory to something like $HOME/tmphome, then running a script like this to start a shell ...


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Nope. There isn't a way to migrate profiles from W2K3 to W2K8, they're not interchangeable and they're not interoperable. It's a headache but there's no way around the fact that you're going to have to manually copy the components you want (NK2 files, signature files, Favorites, etc.) from the old profiles to the new profiles.


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i had the same problem. I have to set up a P.C. classroom for students with mandatory profiles without the use of an active directory domain server. I needed to setup and customize a LOCAL mandatory profile on a sample machine for replication. I wrote some notes to describe the working solution, in italian, below an attempt to translate it (i apologize for ...


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They're not backups of registry changes, actually, they're what changes to the registry are before they become changes to the registry. A type of .tmp file for registry changes, in essence. As a protection against registry corruption, which used to be a fairly common, and very nasty problem in Windows, what newer versions of Windows do when a change to the ...


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There are several possible reasons for Windows to issue a temporary profile instead of a regular user profile. One of them is that the user logging on is a guest. Others include missing permissions and incorrectly deleted profiles. See this article for a full list: http://helgeklein.com/blog/2011/11/temporary-user-profiles/


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This is probably nothing to worry about - this will occur when the original local profile folder doesn't unload or is otherwise corrupted. Basically, the first profile will be C:\Users\username If there's an issue with the username folder, it'll append the domain name: C:\Users\username.domain If there's an issue with the username.domain folder, it'll ...


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I've finally found it: Right click on computer, and select propertie Right click on computer, and select properties Click on System Advanced Configuration Select Advanced options Tab On user profiles frames click on configuration Select the user from the list and then delete it Now the profile will be respawned the next time the user logs on


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Standardize the OS. 3 flavors of windows workstation? Get everyone up to Windows 7. If you're not on a Microsoft agreement of some kind, look into it. For a 150-person company you can probably justify the cost in terms of how much labor cost you'd be saving over a year. Standardize the hardware. Make sure all workstation/laptop purchases from now on are ...


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First, there's nothing wrong with using roaming profiles so long as they're implemented correctly. Just because they're an older concept doesn't make them any less useful or valid in today's IT environment. Roaming profiles were not designed with the intention of one user per PC and one PC per user, they were designed for your exact use case, one or many ...


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This is located in: /etc/apache2/envvars And is usually (by default): export APACHE_RUN_USER=www-data export APACHE_RUN_GROUP=www-data You can change the user that apache runs as here. You'll need to restart apache for the changes to take. What you really want is SUEXEC. What you're proposing is rather quick and dirty; it also poses a huge security ...


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Use the group policy setting "Do not log users on with temporary profiles", to be found in Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates-> System -> User Profiles.


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Must have to do with diff between su-ing over ssh vs when logged directly into machine I suspect that you execute the su command without dash (-), and if so, it will invoke an interactive non-login shell. Combine with you have only following in /root/.bashrc: # Test for an interactive shell. There is no need to set anything # past this point for scp ...


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You'll need to assign the user full access permissions recursively to the old profile folder. You'll also need to do the same for the registry hive (NTUSER.DAT) in the old profile. Then you'll need to edit the ProfileImagePath key as you've previously noted. To assign permissions to the profile folder: Log in as a user with administrative rights. Right-...


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The per-user wallpaper setting is stored, in the registry, as a REG_SZ value named Wallpaper, under the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop. If the user is logged in, or their hive is otherwise mounted, you would find the key under HKEY_USERS\User's SID. If the user is not logged in, you would need to mount their hive under HKEY_USERS first. User ...


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No, the profile format is different between Windows XP and Windows 7; you can't use a roaming profile between these two systems, even on a native Active Directory domain. More info here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766489(WS.10).aspx.


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This seems like a pretty silly business requirement. But you're not here looking for opinions. So on to suggestions. The main problem is that you're essentially trying to give conditional access to the same set of windows domain users. There's really no good way to do what you want. A user either has permissions to a file share or they don't. Like you ...


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Renaming the folder wouldn't be the best choice, as it contains registry settings that are specific to your domain user. Plus permissions would have to be changed, although that's not a huge deal if you're a local admin. Trying to change it over would result in quirks and weirdness, in my experience, and in the long run it will be a pain. What you can do ...


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Never tested, but you have to : 1 - copy the user's folder (with the same permissions, beware : they are not the same for some files) - often found in C:\users\ or C:\Documents and Settings\ 2 - copy the user's profile key (with the same permissions again) - found in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\ Already tested ...


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This is the wrong way to go about getting login notifications, as users can change their profile or defeat this in a myriad of ways. Instead, write a little script that watches your auth log and sends email when someone authenticates successfully.


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I found a solution here: http://www.networksteve.com/windows/topic.php/Domain_joined_but_trying_to_log_on_gives_temporary_profile_only/?TopicId=20834&Posts=1 Some one added "Domain Users" group into "Domain Guests" group. That ruined my whole day. Thanks tony for helping me.



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