Availability of the CopyProfile command-line tool to copy a Windows user profile on a Windows XP-based or a Windows Server 2003-based computer

    The CopyProfile tool enables an administrator to copy the user profile of one user to another user from the command line.
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        A Microsoft Windows user profile describes the Windows configuration for a specific user, including the environment and preference settings. The user profile also contains configuration options specific to the user, such as installed programs, desktop icons, and color options. This profile is built from Group Policy settings and from permitted, saved changes that a user makes to customize the desktop.

        Administrators can use the CopyProfile tool to copy a profile from one user to another using a command line and also create default user profiles (see KB article 305709). This tool removes the dependency on the graphical interface and allows the administrator to copy profiles using scripts.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

        Microsoft Windows XP Professional
        Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
        Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
        Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
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