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User profile problem after ghosting hard drive

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Anonymous
January 7, 2005 5:51:06 PM

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Hi,

I just ghosted USER-A machine using Ghost 7.0 to a bigger hard drive
which he requires, no errors occured. However, when USER-A logs into
the ghosted drive of windows XP, a new profile is created called
USER-A.ABCCORP and he cannot log onto the cached profile of USER-A that
he was previously using. I tested out my account and the same
thing happens. I cannot log on with my cached profile MYUSERNAME,
windows autommatically creates a MYUSERNAME.ABCCORP and therefore have
to reconfigure everything. This happens even if I don't have a network
connection to the domain controller.
Anybody have any ideas what's going on?

Thanks

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Anonymous
January 8, 2005 11:08:25 PM

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Hi,

> Anybody have any ideas what’s going on?

Did you run Sysprep before ghosting? Running Sysprep ususally strips
the machine of all SID’s etc. Therefore Windows doesn’t see the user
as the owner of the profile.

Login as another admin user entirely. Make sure View All Files
(including protected files) is enabled in Tools-Folder Options.
1> Go to Properties of My Computer (Right click)
2> Go to Advanced and User Profiles (or user profile tab)
3> See if the original users profile is there. If so copy with
"Everyone" in the Permitted to Use. Copy to another location. Check
that it is all there.
4> Delete users old AND new profile (after making sure it copied
everything and you backed up anything from new profile to keep)
5> Login as user again which will create a whole new profile hopefully
without the extension .abccorp
6> Logout and login as the other admin user you used above. Copy the
"insides" from the copied profile INSIDE the Users newly created
profile. Click "yes" for all.

Basically Ownership is set on the Users Upper folder and profile
files. Your user lost ownership of the Profile folder. This above
recreated the profile Upper Folder and then you just copy the insides.

Cheers,

Lara

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