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You can deploy powershell profiles using group policy: 1. Prepare the profile.ps1 file 2. Copy it to a shared folder 3. then go to group policy --> User Configuration --> Preferences --> Windows Settings --> Files see this Technet Blog entry for more details


The only thing I'll add to Dan's answer is if you choose to change the name of that profile folder, say back to C:\users\username, then you have to change the path in the registry as well, under HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\<GUID>\ProfileImagePath


I won't change the correct answer, as the Windows Easy Transfer tool helped me good enough at the time. Recently I wanted to move my profile from one domain user to another again. I found another tool which worked like a charm "User Profile Wizard" by ForensiT. The only problem I got was with the Dynamics CRM Plugin for Outlook, which I hade to reinstall.


It turns out that it's in the default user's registry hive, just not the hive that everyone is familiar with. There is another smaller hive in a deeper subdirectory called UsrClass.dat. The same keys are in there. We will be pushing this out to all of our computers, and modifying all of our WIM images: reg load "HKU\temp" ...


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 ...


When a temporary profile is created, is it just a copy of the "Default" profile folder? If so, can I simply add the file I need to the default profile folder, and have new temporary profiles get a copy of that file? Yes. Tested and verified on Win 7 SP1. For future work I'd strongly encourage setting up a test environment. even if you're short ...

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