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Active Directory migrations and profile security translation (something's going wrong)

This is a general post not seeking a technical resolution to a precise problem. I just want to warn industry colleagues. My career focus has been on AD for 20 years. The precise niche I concentrate on ...
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How to automatically delete old user profiles without restart

Basically looking for an equivalent to group policy's "Delete user profiles older than a specified number of days on system restart" that does not require a system restart.
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PowerShell Copy-Item whilst excluding files and folders from an array list

I'm trying to create a simple PowerShell script that copies the contents of a Windows user profile to a new location but excluding specific files and folders such as AppData and the NTUSER files. ...
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Exclude or Include certain profile lines during a tmux session start

In my .bash_profile, I have a line to start tmux only if it is present on the system with: [ -z $TMUX ] && export TERM=xterm-256color && exec tmux In a similar vein, I would like to ...
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Renaming User inside Ubuntu offline Guest VM from the Host

What I need is a way to renaming a user inside an Ubuntu Guest VM without running the VM but rather having it mounted (offline). More detailed Description In my VDI each Computer runs a very simple ...
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Windows Server 2019 Prevents Freshly Compiled DLL to be Saved Within User's Documents

An application which reads C# source code and compiles it to a DLL is throwing and error when trying to save this DLL to disk within the user's Documents folder, e.g "c:\Users\<user>\...
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Windows 10 Error Message Location for editing [closed]

Does anyone know the location of this error message, so I can edit the text? I tried searching the registry and the .vbs files in the C:\windows\ directory, but wasn't able to find any reference to ...
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Powershell / Command prompt cannot switch to mapped drive when running as another use

in my powershell prompt, logged into a Windows 10 PC as Domain\UserA i can run the net use command to see my shared drives net use lists +--------+-------+----------------+---------------------------+ ...
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Active directory fears

I want to implement active directory in my organization but my major challenge is that i have already installed an application on the server(windows 2016 server standard) that uses sql 2012 and sql ...
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How can I add a folder to the root of the default user?

There is a program we have that needs to be set up after the user signs in. This change is the same for everyone and only needs to be done once. We are trying to present that app in Citrix and are ...
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Hanging on “Please wait for the User Profile Service” while shutting down, NOT logging in

When we shut down our DC and the servers on the domain, it hangs on the “Please wait for the User Profile Service” screen for a very long time. Not logging IN, but shutting down. Trying to google the ...
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How to know if a Active Directory user can log in interactively

I would like to know if and how is it possible to know if an AD user can log in interactively (on a server) in a Windows domain. I need to know if I can find it out using an LDAP search.
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windows 10 local logon scripts issues

I am trying to work out how to best use Windows 10 logon scripts on a computer that is NOT domain joined: I know that I can apply a .bat file for 'all users' in this location: C:\ProgramData\...
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How to join Domain and convert local user profile in the new AD user profile?

Situation: In a very small environment i have no ad server, only a share on an windows7 client which is used like a fileserver. Now i want to do thinks a bit more proffessional and bought a little ...
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Hiding the Windows 10 "You have been signed in with a temporary profile"

Unlike most people on the internet searching something related to this, I do not want to fix this message. In this test environment domain users are meant to have a temporary profile. I am tying to ...
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RemoteApp : Save files on client's local profile

I have a RemoteApp collection with all office programs (Word, Excel, ...) on my Windows Server 2016 with RDS installed. When I launtch a program (like Word) on my client Windows 10 and then I want to ...
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Script to delete many old user profiles from file server?

I have a network share on a Windows Server 2012 machine that is used to store all the user profile files (My Documents, Desktop, etc). There are hundreds of old users I need to get rid of and I am ...
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Deleting $RECYCLE.BIN from userprofile via logoff script

I've got a RDS solution which utilizes User Profile Disks. There is a bug with UPD's which means that every now and then permissions on the users individual Recycle Bin's get mixed up and the user is ...
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How to create a profile template in 2012 R2

We are going through a phase of trying to minimise unnecessary IT admin work and we're goign to create AD template profiles for departmental roles, not sure how you go about doing this though, is it a ...
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"We can't sign into your account" is shown after restart on terminal server 2016

We installed a complete new server 2016 environment with 5 terminal servers in a farm. We also use User Profile Disks for the profiles. The fault: When the domain administrator is logged on to any ...
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Windows 7 - User Profile Service is deleting Local Profile on Logon. Not guest, multiple machines

I am an IT admin for a school portraits company. We deploy dozens of laptops into the field for support of various applications and services, and today we encountered an issue where windows is ...
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How to create a group policy to NOT create a local user profile?

I am targetting to make certain domain joined PCs into thin clients by customer order, I want these PCs to not store local profiles for users that would log in to them. Instead, they would use the ...
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How can I exclude %TEMP% and %TMP% directories from user profile disk in Remote Desktop Services

We are trying to deploy extensions for Chrome using GPOs. Due to Chrome not supporting junction points, we cannot do this when using user profile disks as they have no drive letter when dereferencing ...
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Windows 7 - remove user's profile after logout

is it possible to force Windows 7 to remove user's profile after logout? Computer is being used by many students in library. It won't be in domain.
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AD programs per roaming profile

Is it possible to make programs roaming with each user profile? I wish to make it so that each user with a roaming profile has their own programs that load with their profile? Also, is it possible to ...
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Deleting user profiles using Delprof2 and Windows Task Manager

I'm having problems with using Windows Task Manager and Delprof2 utility to delete user profiles. I setup a task in Windows Task Manager to execute Delprof2.exe with /q parameter at each system start ...
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Should a user profile be generated prior to use it as IIS Application Pool identity?

When using a custom profile as identity for an IIS (7.5, 8.0) Application Pool - is one supposed to login with this account on the related server in order to create a user profile beforehand?
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temporary user profile on windows

everytime I log into the computer I am getting Message you are logged in With a temporary user profile. How can I fix this problem? I set up pc With New Windows 7 still i am getting the Message. I am ...
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Prevent Temp user creation in windows

Windows creating temp profile every time when I login to the PC. The pc has more than one user. I am facing this problem in many Windows 10 and Server 2012 PC's. The temp profile creation is not found ...
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"You have been logged in with a temporary profile" - Windows 7 PC on Windows Server 2012

I know it is one of the most frequently asked question. But I've tried all the fixes which didn't help. We have Windows 2012 Server R2 as DC and a series of Windows 7 systems connected to it. Suddenly,...
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migrate local profiles to UPD

We have a farm of RDSH servers, that are currently using local profiles. I would like to migrate them to UPD, ( User profile disks). Not too sure on how to copy data from local profile of some 40 ...
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User profile disks still active after removing roles

I wanted to try out all the remote desktop roles on my server, so I did a hyper-v install of Windows Server 2012 R2 datacenter on my server which also runs Windows Server 2012 R2 datacenter. However I ...
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Samba 'homes' share and users randomly deciding to put capital letters in their usernames

I created a 'homes' share in Samba, tested, and then moved all our user profiles over to it. [homes] comment = User Profiles path = /tank/users/%U valid users = %U browseable = no ...
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Looking for a workaround to install a personal certificate in a mandatory profile

I have recently set up mandatory profiles for a PC image I am creating and I have been able to set up everything I need in the profiles via group policy with the exception of one major item. ...
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Using one profile for two or more users

So I have a server running Windows Server 2012 r2 with configured AD, DHCP, DNS and File Server. There are a few users which have the same profile path. And I have a client running Windows 7, that has ...
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Any way for automated user profiles restore

We had a Windows 2012 R2 server on a VPS hosting with Terminal services installed and about 40 active users. Recently we encountered a system crash without any possibility to restore, so we managed to ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 crashed and rebooted, user missing desktop folders

The server is Windows Server 2008 R2. The user is connecting with RDP to a remote desktop session on the server. The server stopped and rebooted on 08/16. When the user logged back in to their RD ...
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User Profile Migration - Windows 7

We are currently looking for a solution to migrate user data from one PC to another. Our PC's are leased and have to be replaced every few years. We have over 400 locations in rural parts of North ...
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Multiple profiles per user?

Is it possible to have multiple profiles per user? The reason why I ask is because I need to create test environments for hundreds of users, where the test environment has different software. ...
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How to configure environment variables in an IIS 7 application?

I need to set the environment variable COMPLUS_FORCEENC=1 in an ASP.NET application. This variable must be set at the time the worker process starts to have an effect. Therefore, I did this: Create ...
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Windows Server 2012 issue with User logins and User Profile Disks

Currently having an issue on a server that is impacting all users. When any user logs in they are brought to a temp profile. I have tried all of the fixes in regards to the registry profile list, as ....
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(How) Can I change the location of the local profile storage (C:\Users) in a roaming profile RDS environment?

Setup: 1 File Server and 2 Terminal Servers (RDS Hosts), 1 Domain Roaming Profiles are set to \WS2008R2\PROFILES\ Local Profile storage as per default is in C:\Users Relevant Software: Microsoft ...
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Server 2012 Profiles not saving (marked as temp)

I have a Windows Server 2012 machine that randomly starting today wiped a user's profile and now will not save any changes after he logs out (desktop icons, bookmarks, etc.). His machine does this ...
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upgrade Active directory 2003 to 2012R2 profile user

I have problem about profile user I have a Domain with 2 domain controller (both of them is 2003) and install new domain controller (windows 2012R2) some user in domain when login to domain all of ...
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Trouble with roaming profiles and temporary profiles

So, here is the deal: rds sessions hosts (2k8r2) in a farm roaming profiles on a dfs share A domain user (with a roaming profile setting) logs on a rds session host and this happens: Windows ...
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User State Migration Tool - Does this create the profile on the machine?

I am on a domain without roaming profiles. We are looking at possibly implementing the User Stat Migration Tool with our MDT server, but I have a few questions first. Using the USMT, can you ...
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Windows server 2008 active directory user profile

I just wanted to ask about profile migration. There is Windows 2008 r2 server and people are working connected to this server through RDP. One user was deleted from active directory a long time ago ...
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Local user profile is created on Windows server when user accesses a shared folder on that server

I have discovered that several of our file servers have a handful of local user profiles (i.e. in C:\Users on the server) for users who obviously don't have permission to logon directly (interactive, ...
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Find where powershell onload settings are

On a corporate machine, whenever one attempts to open Powershell, Powershell sends many requests to domain controllers. This would be find if the machine was on the network, but when it's not, then it ...
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How to set specific user profile path on EC2 Windows server?

I want to create a new local user on EC2 Windows 2012 R2 server and specify its profile folder explicitly. I do the following net user SomeUser Pwd /ADD /HOMEDIR:C:\Users\SomeUser /PROFILEPATH:C:\...
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