This is an amazing tool which assisted me in unlocking the grayed out button that appears in copying a user profile in server 2008 and R2. The following screenshots were done with a Windows 7 VM but the premise is the exact same.
- There is nothing to install. Just run the executable, it runs in the bottom system tray.
- Click on it to turn it on.
- Once its on, click on the grayed out button and voila! Its now click-able!
- Once copied, remove the program in the system tray and delete the executable.
I have used this method a couple VM templates that are in production without a single hiccup. There aren’t any issues that I’m aware of at this moment. Now, a little FYI, Microsoft has disabled the copy button for a reason. They insist that copying the profile created some unexpected errors. Like I said though, I haven’t seen anything so I guess time will tell. If you have used this method and see issues, please comment!