Where is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users on 2008?

January 15, 2010 — 3 Comments

Copying Sysprep files on a 2008 Virtual Center

Just a quick post, today I needed to start rolling out some XP desktops from a template for a new View install. When I came to install the XP sysprep files on the Windows 2008 Virtual Center I soon realised there was no all users folder in the users folder on the C: drive. After a bit of hunting and reading the VMware documentation which didn’t appear to help i reverted to twitter. Many thanks to Jonathan Medd for the answer below.

RT @jonathanmedd @VirtualisedReal C:\ProgramData is a hidden folder on 2008 which is the equivalent of C:\Documents and Settings\All Users on 2003

Alan Renouf was also quick to point out the following

RT AlanRenouf @jonathanmedd @VirtualisedReal Or on either server type %ALLUSERSPROFILE% into the explorer window and you will get to the correct place 😉

Cheers everyone for the input

3 responses to Where is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users on 2008?


    For those of you not old enough to remember the good old days of DOS and strugling for base memory you can type SET at a dos prompt to get a full list of env variables

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