System default browsers vs. Win XP Roaming Profiles
Posted on 2007-10-08
I am running Windows XP in a student lab environment. Students have roaming profiles so that most of their preferred setting follow them from computer to computer. One annoying exception is the default browser. Even though they can specify the default within a given browser, there seems to be a system override for links in emails, word processing documents, etc. This default browser is speified in "Set Program Access and Defaults", but this function requires Administrative privileges. I couldn't find a policy to allow this one function.
The ideal outcome would be that students could specify the ssytem default browser once and it would be loaded from their profiles whenever they logged in.
A less desirable solution would be that students could set this system default browser each time they log in.
I suspect either of these solutions might be possible with some programming, but I am completely inexperienced at Windows programing.
The solution I suspect I'm stuck with is that I set the default system browser to the most popular and those who prefer another are just out of luck.
Thanks in advance for your help.