NO!!! Dont save settings apon exiting!

I am running a Windows 2000 environment on a Windows NT 4.0 Server and would like a static desktop and Start menu and have configured it perfectly. I have the check box in NTCONFIG.pol not to save settings on exit, but they are saving....whats going on?

I dont want Windows to save any desktop apon exiting.

Any idea?
Joshua DumasAsked:
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caweltyConnect With a Mentor Commented:
if its just one user...configure the desktop the way you want it and enable a mandatory profile by renameing Username.dat to username.man
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
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shivsaCommented:
check this link
http://www.theeldergeek.com/disable_save_desktop_configurati.htm

[Start] [Run] [Regedit]
Registry Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Modify/Create the Value Data Type(s) and Value Name(s) as detailed below.
Data Type: REG_DWORD (Dword Value) // Value Name: NoSaveSettings
Setting for Value Data: [0 = Disabled / 1 = Enabled]
Exit Registry and Reboot
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Joshua DumasAuthor Commented:
That link is for Windows XP, is there something for Windows 2000....also I really dont want to do anything with the regsitry (not for the fear of doing something wrong with it), but to make this an out of the box - moveable solution from one domain to another.

Any idea?
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shivsaCommented:
Actually this behaviour is controlled by registry only, so u have to change registry values.

u can always make a backup copy of registry before touching it.
and if works u can keep new one, otherwise just copy the backup registry.
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Joshua DumasAuthor Commented:
then if I can ask, what does the policy of Dont Save Setting apon exiting do - dosent it write the entry tot he registry like what your telling me to do?
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Joshua DumasAuthor Commented:
I guess a script which enables the registry key in which your telling me to change would do the same thing....RIGHT?
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shivsaCommented:
first question, it is windows default behavior to save setting on exiting, by setting this registry value u are telling windows not to do this permanently,  this is i think u want.

yes if u have some script which changes the values, can do the same job for u.
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Joshua DumasAuthor Commented:
by setting this registry value u are telling windows not to do this permanently,  this is i think u want.
- well not permanently, but just for this particular user, becuase we have workstation in the office, in which should be exaclty the same.

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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
okz.....u can check this utility:
http://utility.downloadatoz.com/gerico/
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Joshua DumasAuthor Commented:
NO NO NO....no programs....there's got to be something that I can enable so that Windows DOSENT update the server with the new desktop and start menu.......?????

so...what's that?
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
u mean ther should be a feature of windows itself that can switched off or swithced on at ur wish :)
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Joshua DumasAuthor Commented:
yea....I would think Microsoft would have thought of....if the administrator wants to keep a static desktop and programs menu...then enable the Do NOT save settings at Exit...I think would take care of this....DONTCHA YOU?
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Joshua DumasAuthor Commented:
ok get this...i went into the registry for the particular user that I dont want the profile to be updated and I see NoSaveSettings set to 1 (enabled) - so WHY IS THE policy being uploaded to the server???????
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shivsaCommented:
looks like group policy is in effect.
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Joshua DumasAuthor Commented:
how would i check to see if your statement is true? With in Windows 2000 pro?
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Joshua DumasAuthor Commented:
and also if its in the registry from POLEDIT creating it, why is it uploading the desktop and Start Menu if it says NoSaveSettings set to 1 (enabled)

ahhhhh
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Joshua DumasAuthor Commented:
anybody have any ideas?
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shivsaCommented:
r u in netlogon share. if this is the case then there might be some script running whever u login and setting all these group policies.
There should be a share NETLOGON and it should be the WINNT\SYSTEM32\REPL\IMPORT\SCRIPTS directory. CONFIG.POL should be in that directory with that share name.
check this link for group policies and all.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Win2000/Q_20816961.html
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Joshua DumasAuthor Commented:
If my memory serves me correctly CONFIG.POL is used on Windows 98 machines and NOT Windows 2000 machines. Windows 2000 machines use NTconfig.pol. I do have a NTConfig.pol and config.pol in the NETLOGON share on my Windows NT 4.0 Server. The NTConfig has Dont save settings upon exiting, but the config.pol dosent have that setting in it. Remember when I looked at the registry for the Windows 2000 machine it has the NoSaveSettings set to 1 (enabled) in it. So why is the Windows 2000 machine updating its profile onto the server if it has that setting in its registry?????


AHHHHH!!!!!

duemes
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wtrmk74Commented:
Hello,

I sent you an email on your other post!

wtrmk74
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Joshua DumasAuthor Commented:
Mandatory Profiles is what I needed....thanks!!!!
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