You wonder what regulates this and is there a way to change that to a different location, perhaps, to a networked location for instance. Advertisement This old article addresses an issue I ran into on Win X v1803. Just logging off and logging in to the newly created account did not allow me to rename the folder folder in use prompt. I went back to the new admin acct, and changed the password for the changed acct. By searching the Unattended Windows Setup Reference Help. Enter the user name and click Create Account.
Locate the folder of the profile that you want to rename, right-click it and select Rename from the options. The procedure outlined here assumes that you have installed Windows 7 or 8 should work in either of those operating systems up to the point of creating a user. Note that on the computer, I have this path existed. Editing the Registry Open the Windows Registry editor with the shortcut Windows-r, then regedit and the enter key. If you are using a third party tool like Registry Toolkit — start it with administrative rights. In some deployment scenarios one of the simplest and most effective ways to ensure users receive the desktop environment the network administrator chooses is to create a customized user profile and use it to replace the operating systems built in user profile. Customization Changed User account name in Control Panel but the User folder in explorer remains the same.
The answer is the registry. Respond to the various prompts of the wizard as needed. Next, we want to enable the Games feature, which is a built-in feature of Windows 7 that is not installed by default on Enterprise Edition for obvious reasons. Now loads into correct desktop etc. You will also lose your current theme which you should backup as well if you want to continue using it.
There are over 800 occurrences. Conclusion Now all we need to do is to verify that all ten of the customizations we've made—five automated using Unattend. How do we know that the value 4 specifies that all data is sent automatically? Conclusion It has become a common need today to change user profile path and name in registry. Registry editing should be done also in safe mode. I created a new admin acct with password. But for some components you try to add to your answer file you may have several passes you can choose from.
Hi, I tried following this tutorial, but when I got to Step 7 renaming the user account folder from a different user account with administrator settings an error message comes up saying that the action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program. When you logged into your new account make sure with the new profile location you can now delete your old account prior to the change. Then perform the steps below o Right click on user folder o Hold your mouse on share o Click on nobody. You would get profile not found errors if you would now try to log into the old user account. Why is there a variation? After doing this, you could navigate to the System Properties control panel, click the Advanced tab, click the Settings button under the User Profiles heading, and use the Copy To button to copy your created profile over the default user profile.
Am I correct Martin that this is virtually your solution posted 7 months earlier, or is their a distinction between the two? Please note that the old user name will still be used by some Windows Tools, permissions come to mind. Then, I always prefer this. A local user profile is created the first time that a user logs on to a computer. Check the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box, select the user account's old name ex: Old Name , and click on the Properties button. We will set up a different partition for user profiles, make changes to the system registry and verify that new users will have their profile directory changed to the new path. Then check to ensure that that newly created folder is stored in E: drive.
This will not overwrite their existing profile directory because as mentioned in point 1 above, if a folder already exists with the name that Windows wants to give this profile then it will just append the domain name or a number. To create this article, volunteer authors worked to edit and improve it over time. A roaming user profile is a copy of the local profile that is copied to, and stored on, a server share. This can save your mess if you did something wrong. The user's registry hive maintains the user's registry-based preferences and configuration. There are over 800 occurrences. To do this, we must first include a package in our answer file.
When the wizard appears, select the Sysprep and Capture task sequence: Figure 14: Select the Sysprep and Capture task sequence Walk through the steps of the wizard until you reach the Specify Whether To Capture An Image page, and on that page be sure to select the Capture An Image Of This Reference Computer option. If you had to set files to not be shared in step 3 above, then you can set them to be again if you like. Since, there is always a way out, especially when talking in terms of technical issues. After you finish renaming the user profile folder name, you could set them to be shared again in step 26. You can use a program like to create a new system restore point, or one of the programs in our overview for the backup. Thanks and Regards: Umesh P - Microsoft Support.
You may want to use the search by pressing f3 if you find many Registry sub folders there. Wherever possible, you should use this approach to customizing your reference build since it automates the customization process which in the long run can save you a lot of time provided you've documented your answer file modifications. Enter the new name and press enter after you are finished. When User B logs on, the only image stored in User B's Temp folder is his or her own. If you look inside one of these keys you will see a few values, one is named ProfileImagePath and this holds the path to the user's profile directory see screenshot for example. Complete the remaining steps of the wizard.