W95 User Profiles & Netware 3.12
Posted on 1997-07-19
I am setting up a classroom of W95 PCs that will be connected using a Netware 3.12 network. There are two issues bothering me with this:
1. Is there ANY way to prevent Windows from caching user profiles on the local hard drive (the Profiles directory)? Because my users have no permanent workstation, they move around all the time. Sometimes I need to reset their profiles, but doing it on the server is useless because Windows keeps loading the profile from hard drive. I HAVE set-up HPFS name-spacing on the SYS volume (I can save long file names).
2. When a user logs on for the VERY first time (he still has no profile in the MAIL directory and in the Profiles dir.), where does Windows take the initial profile, desktop & start menu from? Is there a way to make it load a pre-defined one found on the SERVER? (NOT policies! I want users to have their OWN profile in the MAIL directory, but on the FIRST login, make Windows take the defaults from somewhere I want).
I tried Microsoft tech support, they don't know (as usual).
BTW: If there is no free way of doing this, commerical solutions will also be appriciated.