Managing User Profiles

User profiles contain global user settings and configuration information and are stored for each user account created on a server or in a domain. A user profile allows a user to maintain his or her desktop environment so it is the same whenever they log on. The profile is created the first time a user logs on. Different profiles are created for local user accounts and domain user accounts.

Profile Essentials

The following three types of user profiles can be used:

  • Local Local user profiles are the means for saving user settings and restoring them when the user logs on to the local machine.

  • Roaming Roaming profiles allow user settings to move with a user from computer to computer by storing the information on domain controllers ...

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