How to make MS Office Shortcut Bar same for all user profiles?

On a NT Workstation box, I want the Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar to show our standard version regardles of who logs on. Right now it shows the default version for any new user who logs on. I have been able to figure out how to make desktop icons standard for all users by putting them in the winnt\profiles\all users\desktop directory but I can not figure out how to do this for the MS Office Shortcut Bar.
donanderAsked:
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danpaul42Connect With a Mentor Commented:
You can try this. You will need local subnet and a machine on which to store profiles. Set up all users who will use the machine with mandadory profiles. make sure you make the NTUSER.DAT file read only. This should give them a standard view. They will be able to change the shorcut bar, but the changes can't be saved. They will have to view the standard view. You can also set up a policy using the OFFICE97.ADM file. I believe you can stop them from making changes with that.
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Jason_SCommented:
Just place the shortcut in the All Users profile under the Startup group.
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cmcgeeCommented:
I was able to accomplish this by
Right Clicking on My Computer
Clicking the User Profiles Tab
Selecting the Account that has the toolbar setup like you want
Click Copy To
Browse to the C:\Winnt\Profiles\Default User Directory
Then set the Permissions to Everyone.

This will allow them to have the same Toobar Settings as you (It also stops any IE first time configuring settings for those users)

I have to do this before I capture a Ghost image of our standard NT load.....


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Craig
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danpaul42Commented:
This is one way to do it, but it does allow anyone to change this at will. The whole point to having a standard image it to prevent people from modifying the way the desktop looks. A mandatory profiles is the best way to maintain a standard image.
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gwangCommented:
Using Mandatory Roaming Profile to force every users in the group receiving the unified profile, or corporate desktop.  You then set up System Policies to restrict users abilities to modify their desktop, run unauthorized programs, or even access their own drives.  However, the System Policy has its own limitation which may not prevent users modifying their Office Toolbar.  But  it certainly can increase the security to a point near WYSIWYG.  
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Jason_SCommented:
donander:  Any feedback from you?
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