Profiles on a 2000 pro pc

Posted on 2001-08-13
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We have put 2000 pro on a few pc's. Is there away of turning off profiles so the pc acts like 98. So when I install something or add something like to the quick menu everyone gets it when they loggon to this pc. I am currently adding things to the all user and default user area to achieve this. Is there a better way of insuring all users that log on to this pc see the same thing. So if some thing is changed in one profile all will get it.
The pc's are on a local network.

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I presume the user may not modify his profile.

You need to create a mandatory profile on the server.
And for each user point his profile directory to this profile.

We are using this method with NT4.
It must be the same under Windows 2000.


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In 98 they can change the pc and everone gets the changes if they log on to the pc, weather I change it as an administrator or they do as a user.This is how I would like it to be. We have mutipule users on are pc's and profile create work of the IT section.eg user 1 logs on we have to setup explorer next user we have to setup explorer and so on.Were as before we did it once. There are other thing that we know have to setup more than once. Any suggestions

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Hi Steve,

I have some problem with my english i suppose.
Please try to explain the context.

How are created the profiles for Windows 98 users ?

Are you running a domain or a workgroup ?
In the 1st case using profiles on the domain is the way.

In the case of a workgroup i need to search for a workaround.
The way may be to have a central directory on the "master" PC and change the registry settings, giving the new path to the All Users Directory.
If you do this for all operating system you need to have different All Users directories.

Trying to understand again... sorry.
You need probably to have a clean user / profile on one machine, change the settings in this profile only and save this clean profile to a server with the correct permissions ?

Waiting for more precision.


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