In our school district, we have students using a mandatory profile. Originally I ran into a problem where machines with different software would do their initial setup. I resolved that by making the mandatory profile not mandatory, and going around to machines with different software and initializing for the first time, then changing the profile back to mandatory.
The problem is that our teachers don't use roaming profiles. So I decided to create a good local profile for that machine and copied it to the local Default User profile, so that anyone without a mandatory roaming profile who logs in won't have to initialize everything.
Here is my question. If the local default user profile of the machine is configured the way I like, and a student logs in with a mandatory profile which has settings that are different, which settings take precedence?
If I just had the ntuser.man file in the shared directory for the profiles, would it use the rest of the files from the local Default User profile?