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Client PC Profile applet - MUST I use it to copy mandatory profiles on the server

I know I must use the Profile applet for copying and deleting profiles on client PCs. I have also used it to save profiles to our domain controller server.

If I have created and saved a test Mandatory student profile on the server, can I then work directly on the server and use Windows explorer there to copy that test mandatory profile over the top of the main student mandatory profile? Or must I use the profile applet on the client PC for some reason? Any permission issues?

Hope that's clear.
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Alistair7
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Netman66Commented:
As long as the original copy of that template profile was copied to the server using the applet then you should be able to delete to old profile contents and use explorer to copy the new one there.

In short, it should be okay.

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oBdACommented:
Sorry, I disagree slightly with Netman66 here.
If you did any user-specific registry changes (that is, changes in HKCU), use the wizard/applet (and change "Allowed to use" accordingly). The wizard will take care of the permissions changes in the registry file (ntuser.dat), which Explorer for the obvious reason won't do.
If you just want to replace files other than ntuser.dat (the user's registry), you can use Explorer as well.
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Netman66Commented:
Yes, that's basically what I was getting at.  Use the applet to move it to the server then copy it to the new location as necessary.

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oBdACommented:
Yes, got it now; misunderstood the part about "work directly on the server".
So, no, I don't disagree with Netman66 anymore. Never mind my comment.
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Netman66Commented:
:o)

Your input is always welcome!

NM
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Alistair7Author Commented:
Just to be 100% sure there's no misunderstanding:

copy the entire template profle folder contents including ntuser.dat?
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Netman66Commented:
Use the applet to copy the profile to the server and set the permissions.  Once it's there you can copy it around on the server.

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Alistair7Author Commented:
Thanks very much to you both.
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Netman66Commented:
You're welcome.
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