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Samba HowTo Guide
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I am using the term “migrate” loosely. You can copy a profile to create a group profile. You can give the user Everyone rights to the profile you copy this to. That is what you need to do, since your Samba domain is not a member of a trust relationship with your NT4 PDC.

  • Click on the Copy To button.

  • In the box labeled Copy Profile to add your new path, such as, c:\temp\foobar

  • Click on Change in the Permitted to use box.

  • Click on the group “Everyone”, click on OK. This closes the “choose user” box.

  • Now click on OK.

  • Follow these steps for every profile you need to migrate.

    Side Bar Notes

    You should obtain the SID of your NT4 domain. You can use the net rpc info to do this. See The Net Command Chapter, Other Miscellaneous Operations for more information.


    The Windows 200x professional resource kit has moveuser.exe . moveuser.exe changes the security of a profile from one user to another. This allows the account domain to change and/or the username to change.

    This command is like the Samba profiles tool.

    Get SID

    You can identify the SID by using GetSID.exe from the Windows NT Server 4.0 Resource Kit.

    Windows NT 4.0 stores the local profile information in the registry under the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

    Under the ProfileList key, there will be subkeys named with the SIDs of the users who have logged on to this computer. (To find the profile information for the user whose locally cached profile you want to move, find the SID for the user with the GetSID.exe utility.) Inside the appropriate user's subkey, you will see a string value named ProfileImagePath .

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