LaChupacabra wrote:Profwiz is designed for just such a situation.
It's original intent was taking people from a workgroup profile to a domain profile. It can be used to "rename" user profiles on an existing domain account. It's been a while since I've used it, so I can't give you specific instructions on how to do it. I think it will get the job done.
But because I feel compelled to say it's always best to make a new account and have a fresh profile. There can be things like viruses that embed themselves into a profile and you would just be spreading the disease to each new user if it was never a clean install. We do not live in a perfect world though, so sometimes spitting on the end of two sticks to glue them together is the best we can get.
Chrispy_ wrote:So, based on the recommendation that a clean profile is better than a copied/renamed profile - is there a safe/easy way to edit the defaults for a clean profile?
curtisb wrote:You can map all of your printers via GPO as well by either using the Printer Deployment feature or Group Policy Preferences. On the XP machines you'll just need to install the Group Policy Preferences client-side extension. The client-side extension is included starting with Windows 7.
I'll be honest and tell you that I don't actually do my printer and drive maps that way, though. I still use an old school KiXtart logon script to map printers and network drives based on group membership(s). My script does several other things as well, though. For instance, we use Forefront Endpoint Protection with SCCM 2007 R3 (moving to System Center Endpoint Protection on SCCM 2012 R2). The logon script does a check for definition age and forces an update if it's over 5 days. It also does a check to see when the last scan was and forces a scan if that's been over 7 days. I have logic included to see if the OS install date is recent so it doesn't kick off those forced options on a freshly installed OS. Just some examples of what it does...the script in it's current form is just over 2500 lines.
IF EXIST %SystemRoot%\KIX32.EXE GOTO local
ECHO Running from local drive...
REM %SystemRoot%\KIX32.EXE /f
ECHO Running from NETLOGON
REM %0\..\KIX32.EXE /f
Use X: "\\SERVER\Share"
Use X: "\\SERVER\Share\SubFolder1"
Use X: "\\SERVER\Share\SubFolder2"
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