Good Morning:

At school, there is a Windows XP Server OS with Active Directory installed and our instructor has created User Accounts so our Windows XP Professional Client machines can join the domain and Logon. No issues.

Where I was stumped is when I presented my User Credentials to Logon to the domain from the client machine, I've noticed User Profile created on my Local Machine under Documents and Settings Folder with the User Account that has been created on the Domain.

My question is, the User Account was Created at the Domain, so I imagined when I Logon to the Domain, a User Profile for my Account would be created using the Default User profile on the Server itself. Where am I wrong?

Also, how was the profile created on my local machine for an account created on the Domain?

Your help is greatly appreciated.