Create a Mandatory Computer Profile
Posted on 2003-12-01
How do I create a Mandatory "computer" profile on Windows 2000 Pro Clients connected to a Windows 2000 Server in Active Directory mode?
The best example I can give is a group of 'library' computers which I want with all the same looking icons, printers, appearance etc, and any modifications are lost when the user logs out - regardless of who the user is. (With an exception to Administrator if possible - to allow easy modification). I would like to implement roaming profiles on other machines if possible (per user).
Ive got a profile I want to use, copied it to the server in a share directory, renamed user.dat to user.man.... but where do I set those 'computers' that should use this profile?
I would have thought id do this in Active Directory Users and Computers under a separate 'GPO' for those computers, and enable loopback processing mode. And set it to 'override' user roaming profiles if its set to mandatory.
500 points here as ive tried searching without any luck. Is it possible and if so what limitations do I add to the system? (ie mixed computer profiles, roaming user profiles, local profiles etc)