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    Duplicate User Account (XP Pro (SP1))

    I understand that it is best practise to have two user accounts on top of the Administrator account. One user account has full administrative privileges and can be used for maintenance, the other is a limited account and is used on a daily basis. Is this idea correct? Is it more secure? If it is a a good idea then I have a question. What is the best way of duplicating my user settings for my second account. If I create a new account I'd like to avoid setting up the desktop and menus all over again. Also, will I have any problems being able to access any programs?

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    Chris (Hunt)

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    Re: Duplicate User Account (XP Pro (SP1))

    I don't remember how, but our IT department did this for me. I set up my computer overnight at home, brought it in, logged in to the network, and discovered that my logged-in profile was blank. They performed CPR to restart my heart, then cloned all of my settings from my local account to the new account. Problem is, I can't remember how. Also, they don't stay in sync: this is much more of a snapshot than a dynamic connection, so perhaps it isn't what you're looking for.

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    Re: Duplicate User Account (XP Pro (SP1))

    Thanks for the links, I think I'll give the first one a go,

    All the best,

    Chris

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