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*Sean Salmela
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Changed login name...

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01-30-2007 06:18 AM
Our IT department recently changed all of our login usernames...for those of
us where they didn't delete the old "documents and settings" folder with our
old username, there is no problem, but some users had their old profiles
deleted (all info was copied to the new profile though). However AutoCAD
still looks for the old profile and recreates it...any way to force it to
forget the old profile and stop recreating it without reinstalling?
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cedwards
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Message 2 of 9 (118 Views)

Re: Changed login name...

01-30-2007 07:11 AM in reply to: *Sean Salmela
Manually change it in the registry
*R.K. McSwain
Message 3 of 9 (118 Views)

Re: Changed login name...

01-30-2007 07:16 AM in reply to: *Sean Salmela
Sean Salmela said the following On 1/30/2007 8:18 AM:
> Our IT department recently changed all of our login usernames

Sounds like they didn't do a good job.. :-)


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*Sean Salmela
Message 4 of 9 (118 Views)

Re: Changed login name...

01-30-2007 07:19 AM in reply to: *Sean Salmela
Well, to be fair, so far, AutoCAD is the only program that has this
problem...


"R.K. McSwain" wrote in message
news:5468552@discussion.autodesk.com...
Sean Salmela said the following On 1/30/2007 8:18 AM:
> Our IT department recently changed all of our login usernames

Sounds like they didn't do a good job.. :-)


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R.K. McSwain
http://rkmcswain.blogspot.com
*Sean Salmela
Message 5 of 9 (118 Views)

Re: Changed login name...

01-30-2007 07:20 AM in reply to: *Sean Salmela
Where in the registry? That's what I'm trying to find...where does the
reference to the old profile name exist (even though I log in as a different
user)


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Manually change it in the registry
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cedwards
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Message 6 of 9 (118 Views)

Re: Changed login name...

01-30-2007 07:29 AM in reply to: *Sean Salmela
If the old user name was "bob" and now it is "bsmith"
When in the registry...
do a search for "bob"
Everywhere you find - C:\Documents and Settings\bob..........
in an Autodesk related hive.
change bob to bsmith.
F3 = Find Next

I've only successfully tried this with DWG Viewer but it worked.
*R.K. McSwain
Message 7 of 9 (118 Views)

Re: Changed login name...

01-30-2007 10:50 AM in reply to: *Sean Salmela
Sean Salmela said the following On 1/30/2007 9:19 AM:
> Well, to be fair, so far, AutoCAD is the only program that has this
> problem...

Sorry, I should have been more clear.

Sounds like they didn't know this would happen with AutoCAD before
making this big change.


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R.K. McSwain
http://rkmcswain.blogspot.com
*R.K. McSwain
Message 8 of 9 (118 Views)

Re: Changed login name...

01-30-2007 10:52 AM in reply to: *Sean Salmela
cedwards@qjjmwav.com said the following On 1/30/2007 9:29 AM:
> If the old user name was "bob" and now it is "bsmith"
> When in the registry...
> do a search for "bob"
> Everywhere you find - C:\Documents and Settings\bob..........
> in an Autodesk related hive.
> change bob to bsmith.
> F3 = Find Next
>
> I've only successfully tried this with DWG Viewer but it worked.


You can also download a trial (or freebie) "bulk find/replace" tool for
the registry. Dangerous? yes. But much faster than a manual
find/replace. IIRC, the profile name exists in over 50 places.

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R.K. McSwain
http://rkmcswain.blogspot.com
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Message 9 of 9 (118 Views)

Re: Changed login name...

04-23-2007 08:09 AM in reply to: *Sean Salmela
for future reference,
\HKCU\Software\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R16.0\ACAD-201:409\LocalRootFolder and RoamableRootFolder
Did it for me. Expect to change the version numbers.

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