I'm thinking that in order to do what it is I need to do though, I'm not going to be able to avoid scripting. Here's the detail. I'm using DeepFreeze to restore the system configuration after every reboot. The Docs & Settings folder are located on a non protected partition. What I need is for the HKEY_USERS rootkey to survive though. My thoughts are to have a script run (maybe scheduled or just during system shutdown) that will backup all hives in HKEY_USERS, then during system startup, have each of those hives loaded again. The other method I'm thinking about is to just have a script recurse through the Docs & Settings folder loading every NTUSER.DAT file it finds, but that might be more difficult since we need to properly name the hive. The reason I like that idea, is it allows me to have another process (DELPROF) clean the profiles periodically so that we're only loading current profiles.
I'm not experienced in scripting though, can anyone point me to a site with some samples that will help me?