JSI Tip 8667. Step-by-Step Guide to User Data and User Settings.

The Step-by-Step Guide to User Data and User Settings page begins with:

This document contains information about the User Data Management and User Settings Management features that are available in the Windows Server 2003 operating system. User Data Management and User Settings Management are part of the IntelliMirror® management technologies in Windows Server 2003. These features allow administrators to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) for personal computers (PCs) in their organizations.

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Introduction Introduction
Overview Overview
Roaming User Profiles Roaming User Profiles
Folder Redirection Folder Redirection
Additional Resources Additional Resources


Step-by-Step Guides

The Windows Server 2003 Deployment step-by-step guides provide hands-on experience for many common operating system configurations. The guides begin by establishing a common network infrastructure through the installation of Windows Server 2003, the configuration of Active Directory® , the installation of a Windows XP Professional workstation, and finally the addition of this workstation to a domain. Subsequent step-by-step guides assume that you have this common network infrastructure in place. If you do not want to follow this common network infrastructure, you will need to make appropriate modifications while using these guides.

The common network infrastructure requires the completion of the following guides.

Part I: Installing Windows Server 2003 as a Domain Controller

Part II: Installing a Windows XP Professional Workstation and Connecting It to a Domain

Once the common network infrastructure is configured, any of the additional step-by-step guides may be employed. Note that some step-by-step guides may have additional prerequisites above and beyond the common network infrastructure requirements. Any additional requirements will be noted in the specific step-by-step guide.

Microsoft Virtual PC

The Windows Server 2003 Deployment step-by-step guides may be implemented within a physical lab environment or through virtualization technologies like Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 or Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 . Virtual machine technology enables customers to run multiple operating systems concurrently on a single physical server . Virtual PC 2004 and Virtual Server 2005 are designed to increase operational efficiency in software testing and development, legacy application migration, and server consolidation scenarios.

The Windows Server 2003 Deployment step-by-step guides assume that all configurations will occur within a physical lab environment, although most configurations can be applied to a virtual environment without modification.

Applying the concepts provided in these step-by-step guides to a virtual environment is beyond the scope of this document.

Important Notes

The example companies, organizations, products, domain names, e-mail addresses, logos, people, places, and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, domain name, e-mail address, logo, person, places, or events is intended or should be inferred.

This common infrastructure is designed for use on a private network. The fictitious company name and Domain Name System (DNS) name used in the common infrastructure are not registered for use on the Internet. You should not use this name on a public network or Internet.

The Active Directory service structure for this common infrastructure is designed to show how Windows Server 2003 Change and Configuration Management works and functions with Active Directory. It was not designed as a model for configuring Active Directory for any organization.

NOTE: See the Step-by-Step Guide to User Data and User Settings page.

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