Default desktop for everyone



Gary
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
I installed WinXP Pro for the first time. At the time, I was not connected to
the domain but I knew that would be coming. I have loaded my software and
done a lot of work. Today, I was told to hook up to the domain. I went in
changed my network setings put in the proper information to join and viola, I
am hooked up. the computer came up with a new desktop and no access to the
programs I installed or the documents and database I use locally! I can log
off and log back on to the local computer, everything is there! how do I get
my desktop and programs when I am logged onto the domain? thanks
--
Novice to XP Pro

Pegasus \(MVP\)
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
"Gary" <Gary@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BFD4602A-4EAD-4C23-9CBB-AC47B55874DC@microsoft.com...
> I installed WinXP Pro for the first time. At the time, I was not connected
to
> the domain but I knew that would be coming. I have loaded my software and
> done a lot of work. Today, I was told to hook up to the domain. I went
in
> changed my network setings put in the proper information to join and
viola, I
> am hooked up. the computer came up with a new desktop and no access to the
> programs I installed or the documents and database I use locally! I can
log
> off and log back on to the local computer, everything is there! how do I
get
> my desktop and programs when I am logged onto the domain? thanks
> --
> Novice to XP Pro

Try this:
1. Log on as a local administrator.
2. Copy your old profile to the "Default Profile" subfolder in
the Documents and Settings folder (Control Panel / System /
Advanced / User Profiles)
3. Rename your domain profile folder to something like "gary.old".
4. Log on as a domain user.

You should now see your previous shortcuts etc. Voilą! (No violins here...)

Gary
07-10-2005, 03:17 AM
Well, I found the profiles with no problem, I highlighted the profile I
wanted to make the default. so far so good, then I looked for the default
Profile subfolder. this is where i am lost! sorry to be so dumb, I have the
choice to "copy to" so I looked there. this lets me browse but still can not
find the default subfolder. am I that dense? I will keep searching and I
appreciate the help. this should not be that difficult and I am sure once I
see it I will kick myself and laugh.
thanks
Gary
--
Novice to winxp


"Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:

>
> "Gary" <Gary@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:BFD4602A-4EAD-4C23-9CBB-AC47B55874DC@microsoft.com...
> > I installed WinXP Pro for the first time. At the time, I was not connected
> to
> > the domain but I knew that would be coming. I have loaded my software and
> > done a lot of work. Today, I was told to hook up to the domain. I went
> in
> > changed my network setings put in the proper information to join and
> viola, I
> > am hooked up. the computer came up with a new desktop and no access to the
> > programs I installed or the documents and database I use locally! I can
> log
> > off and log back on to the local computer, everything is there! how do I
> get
> > my desktop and programs when I am logged onto the domain? thanks
> > --
> > Novice to XP Pro
>
> Try this:
> 1. Log on as a local administrator.
> 2. Copy your old profile to the "Default Profile" subfolder in
> the Documents and Settings folder (Control Panel / System /
> Advanced / User Profiles)
> 3. Rename your domain profile folder to something like "gary.old".
> 4. Log on as a domain user.
>
> You should now see your previous shortcuts etc. VoilĆ ! (No violins here...)
>
>
>

Gary
07-10-2005, 03:17 AM
boy do I feel dumb, I read your instructions again and I see that the
default profile goes in the default user folder on the c:\documents and
settings\default user directory. I guess I should say DA
thanks
Gary
--
Novice to winxp


"Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:

>
> "Gary" <Gary@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:BFD4602A-4EAD-4C23-9CBB-AC47B55874DC@microsoft.com...
> > I installed WinXP Pro for the first time. At the time, I was not connected
> to
> > the domain but I knew that would be coming. I have loaded my software and
> > done a lot of work. Today, I was told to hook up to the domain. I went
> in
> > changed my network setings put in the proper information to join and
> viola, I
> > am hooked up. the computer came up with a new desktop and no access to the
> > programs I installed or the documents and database I use locally! I can
> log
> > off and log back on to the local computer, everything is there! how do I
> get
> > my desktop and programs when I am logged onto the domain? thanks
> > --
> > Novice to XP Pro
>
> Try this:
> 1. Log on as a local administrator.
> 2. Copy your old profile to the "Default Profile" subfolder in
> the Documents and Settings folder (Control Panel / System /
> Advanced / User Profiles)
> 3. Rename your domain profile folder to something like "gary.old".
> 4. Log on as a domain user.
>
> You should now see your previous shortcuts etc. VoilĆ ! (No violins here...)
>
>
>

Pegasus \(MVP\)
07-10-2005, 03:17 AM
.. . . and I should have written "Default User" instead of "Default Profile",
and mentioned that the folder is usually hidden. Apologies!


"Gary" <Gary@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:07330D2F-7972-46CC-9D09-52877D8A7F24@microsoft.com...
> boy do I feel dumb, I read your instructions again and I see that the
> default profile goes in the default user folder on the c:\documents and
> settings\default user directory. I guess I should say DA
> thanks
> Gary
> --
> Novice to winxp
>
>
> "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:
>
> >
> > "Gary" <Gary@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:BFD4602A-4EAD-4C23-9CBB-AC47B55874DC@microsoft.com...
> > > I installed WinXP Pro for the first time. At the time, I was not
connected
> > to
> > > the domain but I knew that would be coming. I have loaded my software
and
> > > done a lot of work. Today, I was told to hook up to the domain. I
went
> > in
> > > changed my network setings put in the proper information to join and
> > viola, I
> > > am hooked up. the computer came up with a new desktop and no access to
the
> > > programs I installed or the documents and database I use locally! I
can
> > log
> > > off and log back on to the local computer, everything is there! how do
I
> > get
> > > my desktop and programs when I am logged onto the domain? thanks
> > > --
> > > Novice to XP Pro
> >
> > Try this:
> > 1. Log on as a local administrator.
> > 2. Copy your old profile to the "Default Profile" subfolder in
> > the Documents and Settings folder (Control Panel / System /
> > Advanced / User Profiles)
> > 3. Rename your domain profile folder to something like "gary.old".
> > 4. Log on as a domain user.
> >
> > You should now see your previous shortcuts etc. Voilą! (No violins
here...)
> >
> >
> >


Default desktop for everyone