View Full Version : Copy One Account to Another Account (new or otherwise)

07-19-2005, 01:49 PM
Hello All,

I'm sure some someone has encountered this issue at some point. In a Win XP/2K environment, it is possible to copy one User Profile (roughly equivilant to Apple's User Directories) to another user account. This is done by going to properties on my computer then navigating to the appropriate tab (I believe advanced). Windows handles setting the appropriate permissions on the copied profile based on the user you tell it should have access.

I need to do something similar on Mac OS X 10.3. I've got many users who have been logged in and using an account that does not correspond to there correct user ID (on the domain/open directory). I have been tasked with cleaning this up. I know I could go thought and copy files and directories individualy, but I've got quite a few to do any I am looking for a more automated way to accomlish the task. Also, if I do it hunt-and-peck style I feel I could miss something as I go though the various accounts - and it would take forever.

Please advise.

Thank You. :D

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07-19-2005, 10:58 PM
We love it too, but you don't need to repeat yourself. Reply here please.