Moving to roaming profiles
Posted on 2004-11-25
Scenario. 250 machines of various makes grouped into rooms of 30 approx in our school environment. We have 1500 student users who logon at various machines dependent on their student timetable. We moved from a third party wrap round solution, as it doesn't work with XP..
Students already have user.dat in their areas as a hangoover from the thrd party solution. We have prepped images for all the classrooms ready to ghost so everyone works on a .man profile, and the profile works fine.
Having copied the .man profile back to the default user on the new machines, whan a new user logs on it creates a .man and a .dat in their profile path. How do I stop it creating the .dat? I thought it was from the all users folder, but deleted that and it still happens. the .dat seems to take prescedance over the .man, hence screws up the custom menu and security settings in place! Help!!
Will I have to overight the profile settings in 1500 student user areas? Not easy as they already have documents littered about al over there home drive!