I am trying to set up a Roaming Profile, But don't really know how to go about it, I know the basics, like that you have to copy the User Profiles to another Place, But where???
I have A D-link wireless rounter and adapters, and a Extrenal Hard Drive. I would like to use the External Hard Drive to store the User Profiles on. Can anyone tell me if this is possiable and also how you go about making a roaming profile.
Any surgestions would be much appreciated.
(Oh and I don't have a server, just I computer I put all of my Shared files and resources (e.g printers) onto.)
The above will only work if the user account is already roaming. Is it? If not there are still ways of moving accounts that aren’t roaming. You can store the profile quite easily.
Using your account change the settings in folder options. (Win key and E at the same time) tools then folder options and view. Select show hidden files and folders and clear the hide protected operating system files.
Find the user you want to copy using Explorer again and select all the folders, ignore the reg keys NTuser.dat .dat.log and .ini.
What do you mean backup, if you mean the Backup account, as far a i know there is'nt one in XP Home. Only Sandard and Administrator, Please correct me if i'm wrong....
And going back to the "What are you exactly doing" part, I am going to C://Documents and Settings, then coipying one of the users, and pasting it onto my external Hard Drive. Then because i'm not using a server like it discribes in the Microsoft document you kindly liked me to,I Go to the Profile List in the regestry and change each profile path to where it is located on the External Hard Drive.
Right...I think understand now. So Log in, Type un Command Prompt whats stated above about ignoring GUI. Then login using the username backup and the password 12345 and then copy and paste the profiles to the External Hard Drive?