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Microsoft KB Archive/252465

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Sysdiff /m Does Not Apply Changes to the Default User Profile

Article ID: 252465

Article Last Modified on 2/20/2007


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

This article was previously published under Q252465


When you use the Sysdiff tool to apply software and settings to Windows 2000-based computers, the /m switch is used either with the /apply or /inf switch to remap the changes found so that they appear as Default User files. However, after you apply the package using either the /apply or /inf switch, the changes do not occur when a new user logs on to the computer.


This issue occurs because changes are not being applied to the Default User profile.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.

Additional query words: Sysdiff NTuser.dat taskbar properties small icons start menu auto hide show clock

Keywords: kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbbug kbfix kbwin2000sp1fix KB252465