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  • Is there a way to set a local users profile path using Powershell?

    I am not looking for a method to do this on a domain joined machine. I just want to be able to do this locally.

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:42 PM

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  • What problem are you trying to solve?

    -- Bill Stewart [Bill_Stewart]

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 3:30 PM
  • You can change the default profile location at installation.  Post in deployment forum for assistance.  Microsoft warns against using a registry hack to do this as many updates and installations will fail or may ignore the new profile location.


    \_(ツ)_/

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 3:43 PM
  • Hi there Bill,

    What I am trying to accomplish is shortening the time it takes to specify a profile path.

    For example, the method I have been doing consists of the following steps
    click start-type lusrmgr.msc
    click users
    double click specific user
    click profile
    type in path to profile
    click OK
    close lusrmgr.msc

    I'd like to be able to make a script that will input all that information.

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 10:24 PM
  • Thanks. I'm not worried about changing the location of the default profile.
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 10:24 PM
  • Thanks. I'm not worried about changing the location of the default profile.

    It cannot be automated because MS does not want you to do it.  It will break things.


    \_(ツ)_/

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 10:56 PM
  • This could make you life much easier: PowerShell Module to Manage Local Users and Groups

    Grüße - Best regards

    PS:> (79,108,97,102|%{[char]$_})-join''

    • Marked as answer by xerxes2985 Tuesday, January 10, 2017 9:23 PM
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:10 AM
  • You've literally made my life much easier :)

    Thanks!

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 9:24 PM