I'm running into a domain accoutn problem and need some educated opinions.
The company has its own private network. No VLANS, all physical connections(T1,T3, Microwave, etc.)
There is one main office and many spread out offices across the state. The main office has the domain server. Every employee has a domain account/roamingprofile. Any employee can log into any PC on the network and their roaming profile will be copied to that PC.
My techs & I (workstation admins) deliver PCs to users at remote locations. After the PCs are setup and on the network the users login and their profile is downloaded to that PC. With alot of these sites being 50+miles away the first login usually takes an hour where my techs or myself will sit there and wait until the user has successfully logged in and we see a desktop and test if everything is working correctly.
To get around this, we previously would call the users, get their user names and passwords, and log them in here at our main office and let the profile download as our connection at the main office is lightning compared to the remote offices.
Recently, security has asked us to discontinue this practice as It could cause some problems in the future(which I completely understand).
Is there a command or way to manually add a domain user account and profile to a PC without having to log them in using their user name and password? I have tried to simple copy their profile over "C:\documents&settings\"USERPROFILE" to new PC but first time they login in, it creates a "USERPROFILE."DOMAIN" folder that it uses instead of the one I copied over.
Ideally, I would like to simply image the PC here in my office, run a command to manually add the user account and download the profile. After that, take the PC out to the remote site have the user login(since the profile is already on the PC(login time goes from 1 hours to 2 minutes).
Also, I'm sure we use some kind of active directory system although im not very familer with active directory.
Thanks in advance,