Machine Specific Profiles for a Multiple OS Client / Server 2K Domain
Posted on 2004-09-24
Hope someone can help with this.
Here we have a Windows 2000 Server domain with 3 Different Microsoft OS Clients (NT4, 2000, XP). Any user must be able to log on to any of the 700 Machines at any time. We operate a manatory user profile for all users.
Here is the problem, the profile has always been fine with just NT4 / 2000. It takes some fiddling to get it right but it works. XP However doesnt seem to work so well with the profile, it manages to pick up all the desktop settings but other things like regional and print settings dont seem to work properly (paper and language sizes always end up out).
What i would like to do is make three different profiles, one for each OS and apply them to computer OU's but as far as i can see that is not possible as the profile paths are user specific rather than machine specfic. Plus there is the fact that NT4 machines seem to ignore OU's entirely.
Does anyone know a way that I could make a machine specific mandatory profile for anyt user that logs on. I did think of making a madatory local profile on future machines, but it would not be feasable to do this to all the existing ones.
Thanks for reading