Leaving the default user profile as it is can hurt your vdi rds deployment, because windows needs certain amount of time to create a new user profile from the initial default one. This video will show you how to modify the default user profile to share the settings in a user profile to all newly created user profiles. Copy to the default user profile posted in windows 7. Once again here i am looking to you all to relearn how to do something ive created the master profile i want to use. There is a lot of information on the web on how it could be done in xp by just using a copy to command, and how it is not possible under windows 7. When i got to the stage of the process where i copy a preconfigured profile to the default user profile the option was greyed. At the finish of the initial install custom clean of win 7 in place upgrade crashed several times, i was asked to put in the name of the home computer in addition to the workgroup or similar. Copying user profile to default profile in windows 7. After 10 years, support for windows 7 ended on january 14, 2020.
Profiletool is a command line utility for profile management under windows 7. How to use multiple default user profiles in windows 7. While logged in, configure all the software to your hearts content, including. Creating a new default profile for windows 7 and 8 newbies. I get asked this question a lot usually from people who want to set their color printer to print in black and white by default. Microsoft does not support copying profiles under windows 7 and.
Personally i think thats a bit too complex, we just want to copy another users profile to the default one or not. Nov 20, 2012 in windows 7 however, microsoft decided to disable the ability to copy profiles to the default profile using this classic method. Creating a customized user profile and replacing the default user profile with it is a common administrative task, but works a bit differently in windows 7. This will show you how to move the default location of a user profile in windows 7 and vista to another location of your choice so it will be stored and used from the new location instead. There have been some changes for how you can customise the default user profile in windows 7.
Creating a new default profile for windows 7 and 8. For example, a user may save a file to the desktop from within a program, but the. Windows 7 only allows its builtin profile copying utility to be used to copy the default profile, not profiles of other user accounts. This issue can occur following a windows update, partition resizing, user profile creation, or a system restore. In windows 7, youd just go to the users folder, delete the default profile, copy the profile youd set up, and then rename it default. I have used this method and have rolled out windows 7 to hundreds of machines at the university where i work. This method i have used requires no third party software and has been proven to work for me and others. Now, what you want to do is copy it, and to the same location. Even that had a few issues that had to be cleaned up in the registry, but for the most part was 100 times better than that is supported by sysprep on windows 7. In the windows 7 days, you used to setup a user and then copy that users profile over top of the default c. Its main purpose is to duplicate a profile as default profile. Microsoft did build a fixed copying process though not into windows, but into sysprep instead. Changing the default profile in windows 7 registry is still viable, but. How to copy user profile from windows 7 to another windows 7810.
However, you launch the program, double click the little icon in the task bar, and you will be able to click any greyed out button. This prevents you from customizing a profile, and copying it anywhere. If you copy these settings to another user profile, windows treats them as invalid and resets them the first time that the user signs in. Need to rename user profile or copy profile into a correctly named one. Jul 10, 2018 creating a custom default profile is a good way to streamline a windows 10 deployment. Customize the default local user profile when preparing an. How to change user profile default location in windows 7. Dec 27, 20 users will see a command prompt window as the script runs but only once.
Jun 04, 2019 in the windows 7 days, you used to setup a user and then copy that users profile over top of the default c. The profile you customized now resides in the default profile location c. Windows 7 i have been looking at how to create a default profile without using sysprep. How to create a windows 7 default profile sep 21, 2011 leaving the default user profile as it is can hurt your vdi rds deployment, because windows needs certain amount of time to create a new user profile from the initial default one. User profile change default location windows 7 help forums. This can be used on new images, or just creating a new default profile on old machines. For example, if we update the printer in a certain computer lab, we need to change the default user profile so that everyone who logs in sees the new printer as default. Im used to modifing the default profile and rolling out an image. Im trying to find a way using, hopefully, a batch file to copy a modified user profile to the default user profile so that any user that logs in to the computer will adopt the profile setup. Copy user profile in windows 7 to another computer 3 solutions.
Windows does not support using copyprofile to copy these settings. Cant do it with windows 7 because you cannot copy a customized profile over the default profile. Profiletool is a windows 7 command line utility, for various operations on windows 7 profiles. The default location of user profile in windows 7 is still the same as vista, in c. How to create a windows 7 default profile software \microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\profilelist\default. It can also copy, delete, check size and delete temporary files on all profiles. How to configure the windows default user profile apache vcl. Microsoft have disabled the standard copy profile tool and will only support profile copying when done with sysprep. Windows 7 heres a sample script that will modify the default profile on a windows 7 pc x86 and. Modify default user profile for all users windows 10 youtube.
In this quick and short guide we are going to cover how to properly rebuild user profile in windows 7. Major issue with windows 7 default user profile sysprep. Customizing the default user profile in windows 7 part 1. This is most definitely not supported by microsoft, and i cant say it is best practice. The problem with that is that there is no documentation. You can use the copyprofile setting to customize a user profile and then copy that profile to the default user profile. Create a user profile that you want to use as your master, i create a profile for a default user that is assigned to each group of computers that i want to behave the same. Once its done and you know it is working, you may copy profile from computer to computer to replace other default profiles. Configure the settings that you want to copy to the default user profile. Some user profile settings, including default apps, are encrypted by using a hash that is specific to the user. You can use defprof on windows 7 where the copy to button is greyed out in the user profiles dialog box. How to customize a default user profile in windows 7, windows vista.
You can copy profiles, set profiles as default, display the list of all profiles with their. The copy to button is grayed out for all profiles except the default profile. Windows does not support using copyprofile to copy these settings serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Sep 14, 2016 i tried to use the same procedure that i have been using successfully with windows 7 pro with windows 10 and i am getting strange issues the default profile copy having appdata copies containing not all the files in them. Sep 23, 2017 this video will show you how to modify the default user profile to share the settings in a user profile to all newly created user profiles. Sometimes applications can start acting weird or stop working altogether and a reload of the os is not always necessary to fix this issue. What would be nice if there was a tool that had similar functions as the xp copy profile to default user folder.
Having windows user profiles in their default location poses the risk of losing all profile data in the event that the operating system gets corrupted. Further servicing updates windows patches or feature updates os upgrades will possibly invalidate this, although i will strive to keep this article as up. After searching around quite a bit, i was able to find a way to copy duplicate a windows 7 user profile using the winxp approach. Default user custom profile in windows 7 without sysprep. Microsoft does not support copying profiles under windows 7 and windows server 2008. Unfortunately, in windows 7, the copy to button is only active when the default profile is highlighted.
Replacing the default user profile in windows 7 techgenix. Creating a custom default profile on windows 10 1803 james. If you already have the need to create a default user profile in windows 7 and you tried to use the well known procedure that was working successfully in previous version of windows, you might have issues by finding the copy to button being grayed out. Aug 02, 2009 creating a customized user profile and replacing the default user profile with it is a common administrative task, but works a bit differently in windows 7. How to resolve error the user profile service failed the. Customise windows 7 default user profile it support guides. The first step before even getting started is to download windows enabler. Transwiz user profile transfer wizard makes it easy to transfer your. The command lines includes in the script could be implemented with a uem solution such as appsense environment manager or even group policy to improve the user experience. To make setup the default profile, you just type defprof setup at a. The user profiles dialog box shows a list of profiles that are stored on the computer. Setup default profile on windows 7 solutions experts.
Jun 03, 2010 if you already have the need to create a default user profile in windows 7 and you tried to use the well known procedure that was working successfully in previous version of windows, you might have issues by finding the copy to button being grayed out. Feb 18, 2010 having windows user profiles in their default location poses the risk of losing all profile data in the event that the operating system gets corrupted. Would it not have been more logical to fix the copying process so that unwanted information is removed. I understand how to copy the default user profile using the sysprep utility, but that gives no information as to how to change the default user profile on the fly. For windows xp, see my earlier ee article titled, windows xp profile copying revised for windows 7 this article is for nontechies, using windows 7 who just want to copy their existing windows 7 settings to a new computer which is also running windows 7, or for users who want to replace their existing desktop profile with a new profile. It is not very hard and we will want to make a backup just in case so that we do not lose any data. In fact, the only profile you can copy from is the default profile itself. Edited the unattend 15 thousand different ways with no luck. Customise windows 7 default user profile with configmgr sccm.
Copying user profile to default profile in windows 7 stack. Solved copy windows 7 default user profile spiceworks. Unfortunately, windows 7 does not come with any builtin option to change the default user profile location, and hence, the risk remains. Copy the customized profile folder using the windows profile copying utility. Fix a corrupted user profile in windows windows help. Need to rename user profile or copy profile into a. Windows 7 customizing and copying default user profile with. If you cant find this icon, you can search for default programs.
Modify default user profile for all users windows 10. Click start, rightclick computer, click properties, and then click advanced system settings. Jun 11, 2011 3 ways to backup user profile in windows 7 by usman khurshid posted on jun 11, 2011 jun 10, 2011 in windows if you are a windows 7 user and have gone through the c drive, youll have probably seen a folder called users. Nov 11, 2010 copy to the default user profile posted in windows 7. Some user profile settings, including the default apps settings, are encrypted by using a hash that is specific to the user. However, windows 7 pro is not letting me to copy any profile settings into default profile the option is grayed out, it only allows to copy the default to different account, which is not very helpful in creating a computer image for windows 7. Oct 29, 2010 since my previous post back in may 2010, i have refined the way i create a default profile in windows 7. Today i set up a windows 7 professional laptop on a customers network. It just does not have the same flexibility and is 10 time more complicated. We know change can be difficult, so we are here to help you with recommendations for what to do next and to answer questions about end of support. Create mandatory user profiles windows 10 windows client. Normally under my original default profile i have something called appdata and then another folder called application data. Copy a modified user profile over the default profile. Changemove windows 7 default user profile directory.
There are a few limitations for using sysprep to copy the profile. User profile wizard will migrate your current user profile to your new domain account so that you can keep all your existing data and settings. The only supported method is built into sysprep and this method is itself very problematic. Customize the default user profile by using copyprofile. Defprof updates the default windows user profile with the documents and.
To change the program defaults in windows 7, begin by clicking on start all programs and then locate and click on the default programs icon at the top of the list. Nov 18, 2010 this series of articles walks you through the steps involved in customizing the default user profile for windows 7 and windows server 2008 r2, explains how to use your customized profile as a default network profile for roaming scenarios, and discusses various issues including the limitations of profile customization on these platforms. Windows uses the default user profile as a template to assign a profile to each new user. Apr 16, 2014 copy the customized profile folder using the windows profile copying utility. May 24, 2012 there have been some changes for how you can customise the default user profile in windows 7. Oct 26, 2009 copy default profiles im no expert in massive networks but couldnt you use the copy command under system properties then user profiles to copy your desired default profile either directly across the attached systems in the network or to your it guys systems so they could copy to each terminal as needed. By customizing the default user profile, you can configure settings for all user accounts that are created on the computer. Select all of the files and folders in this folder, then select the edit menu and select copy. How to customize a default user profile in windows 7, windows vista, windows server 2008, and windows server 2008 r2 the only supported method for customizing the default user profile is by using the microsoft windows shellsetup\copyprofile parameter in the unattend. Does anyone know a simple quick way to copy windows 7 default user profile which will actually work without causing havoc. If you give this process a try in windows 7, you will find that you cant complete this process. For copyprofile, go to the registry to hklm\ software \ microsoft \ windows nt\currentversion\winlogon\profilelist. Deploying windows 7 remotely using parted magic, driverpacks, and sysprep shows you how to install your own customized image of.
The default profile is a template profile that is used when a user logs on. Follow these steps to attempt to log back into the user profile. Nov 04, 2010 there have been some changes for how you can customise the default user profile in windows 7. The copyprofile parameter causes sysprep to copy the currently signedon users profile folder to the default user profile. Creating a custom default profile on windows 10 1803. Creating a custom default profile is a good way to streamline a windows 10 deployment. How to configure the windows default user profile apache. Lets say you use a setup user account to create a user profile that you want everyone logging onto a machine to inherit. Note, when i first made this post i just hacked around to see how i could copy the profile in windows 7 since the copy to. You can copy profiles, set profiles as default, display the list of all profiles with their size, purge temporary files, and other things. For example, if you have more than one web browser installed on your computer, you can choose one of them to be the default browser. You can use windows system image manager, which is part of the windows assessment and deployment kit adk to create the unattend.1392 1490 1559 225 433 515 388 145 799 1101 630 228 616 79 1372 1001 1422 710 59 716 435 1237 812 1192 1417 13 557 424 1202 1389 737 504 301 291 435 480 1005 682 1448 133 254 1158 349 1380 1481