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SBS User Template

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Hello,

Configuring SBS 2003 with roaming profiles, I've altered the User Template to have the relent setting for home folders, terminal service...act.

when I create a new user, using the user template, non of the setting from the template are replicated to the user.

is there a specific way these changes should of been applied to the template. or is there a way to roll out these setting.

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Have you created a new template with all the changes you desire?  
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Generally roaming profiles aren't necessary in SBS-based networks.  Do you have a separate Terminal Server deployed in your network?

How are you creating the new user?  Are you running the Add User Wizard from the SBS's Server Management Console?  

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new users have been created by firstly using the Script from MMC, and also from AC new user.
neither pickup the changes made to the template.

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not created a new template....changed the user template.
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I'm still a bit confused... what "script from MMC" are you referring to?  Do you mean the Add New User Wizard in the SBS's Server Management Console?

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sorry on the delay, yes the new user wizard.
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Alright.  First of all, roaming profiles aren't really recommended in an SBS-based environment.  For reasons why, please see my response here:  http:Q_23584975.html#22106706

Then... if you changed the location for the user's files you needed to still keep the same name for it in order for the Add User Wizard to work.  (ie, it must still be called \USERS).

See http://sbsurl.com/movedata for info on how to move the user's folders.

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ok thanks for that.
the issue i was trying to resolve was, when running the wizard, we specify which template to use, either user, admin...ect.
i wanted to modify this template so the logon script, ( which is named user.bat) is used instead of the standered sbs_.......bat.
rather than for each user created, having to modify the properties
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Not really the best way to accomplish that.  You really should keep the SBS_LOGIN_SCRIPT.bat file as the default login script.

There are some examples of how to modify the login script here:  http://sbsurl.com/login

What exactly are you trying to have happen with it?

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only using it for mapped drives and printers.....
but do have 2 distinct groups, users and directors needing different mapped drives.
only reason i havent just modified the sbs_....bat is tidyness. so if any of my fellow engineers go to site the script name, defines its use.
if it's not posible to modify the templates, then thats ok.
i was trying to modify and it was not working for me and wondered if it was something i was not doing.
 thanks for the link
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