How to backup and restore users desktop settings ie resolution, folder view settings, Classic or XP start menu etc
Posted on 2009-07-06
After having successfully restored the Directors Desktop from my standard Ghost Image he then said that he had to spend the next hour getting his machine back to how he likes it with things like Desktop Resolution, Icons in the Quick launch, Classic Start Menu and desktop and also his Folder Browse options and view.
He would like a way of backing up every ones desktop settings so that in the event of a disaster recovery scenario where we maybe have to Ghost back all the users machines, they don't then spend the next hour tweaking their machine to how they like it.
I suggested that we lock all the machines down using Group Policy so everyone is the same and they can't change it which would make my life easier... but he would like to retain the ability for everyone to be able to tweak their PC to how they want.
We already use Folder Redirection and Roaming Profiles but would like to go that little bit further so a machine restore can be as near to perfect.
Is this possible through registry keys or any other way?