Desktop support Engineers must have come across a situation where you need to create a Domain user profile over VPN. You would have thought the user profile can be created only if the system is connected to LAN. If the user is sale person or consultant who sits in Client locations at the time we cannot ask the user to ship the machine to your local office to fix the problem, this include cost and time.
The Below suggested method for creating domain user profile over VPN is applicable to Windows7,WindowXP and Windows Visita
Domain user account can be configured over VPN by following steps :
- Login as Administrator
- Connect to VPN
- Open the command prompt window
Run this command :
Please note: Change the user id ( Ex: knev)
C:\>runas /user:”ittechsolution.com\knev” “explorer/separate”
Enter the password for ittechsolution.com\knev:
Attempting to start explorer/separate as user “ittechsolution\knev” …
RUNAS ERROR: Unable to run – explorer/separate
2: The system cannot find the file specified.
USer profile creation created
Log off from Administrator and login with newly created used id in this case knev ( you can instruct the user to login on to domain with his userid and password)
- Login with user credentials
- Connect to VPN ( If VPN profile missing, create it)
- Configure the user Outlook profile, printers and necessary setting required.
I Hope this easy method help you in creating Domain user Profile over VPN . Please leave you comment