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Win 2k User Duplication

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by SJR27, Sep 9, 2002.

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  1. SJR27

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    Hi,

    In Win 2k I need the ability to duplicate a user's settings multiple times with other user names (i.e. Retail Store settings for multiple users) You know how long it takes to set user settings from one to another manually. Is it as simple as creating a new user, then copying the directory structure of another user into the new user???

    Thanks...
     
  2. rawmeat

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    No, that will not copy the settings. The easiest thing to do would be to create a profile that is applied to each user. The policy would contain all the specific rights, etc.

    A possible solution would be to first save the default user hive from the registry, then save the user hive of one of the accounts that has been modified to the desired state and reload that into the default user hive. I would make sure that any home directory or other user specific keys have variables in them rather than a hardcoded path. Once all the users that need that configuration are added, you can reload the original default user hive. WARNING: This could be dangerous, only perform if you are comfortable with registry edits.:eek:
     
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