%username% documents or "my documents"

Discussion in 'Scripting & Programming' started by dales, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. dales

    dales Terabyte Poster

    Hi all,

    I've got a bit of a issue I would like your advice on, we have a TS server which is using citrix to give users at a branch office a desktop from thin client, now looking through the profiles on the ts server it appears random whether the my documents folder is actually called my documents or %username% documents. is there a way of telling if you create a new profile for a user (for instance renaming the other profile so it creates a new one).

    I'm thinking from a scripting POV if I want to copy stuff from the old profile to the newly created one?

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  2. SimonD
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    Aren't they from different OS's? My Documents being the old XP format, Users\%Username%\Documents being from Vista onwards?

    Of course I could be wrong but that's what I thought.
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  3. beaumontdvd

    beaumontdvd Kilobyte Poster

    That's what I was thinking vista and 7 use the documents root instead of the mydocuments opposed to xp
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  4. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

    I suppose you can make a backup copy of the old profile, recreate a new profile on the TS server and copy the old profile to the newly created profilews.

    Alternatively, get the above done on your file server if assuming the profile in question is a roaming profile and being held on a file server.
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