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Windows 7 Roaming Profile

Here is the situation:

We have a dozen or so public workstations here at the library that we allow the public to access. Some of these have Win 7 OS running on them and these are the PCs with the problem. I have created a single roaming profile for these PCs to automatically log into. However, from time to time, users are able to save documents, favorites, etc. to the profile folder on the server. So, when Joe User logs in behind them, then they may have access to information that the previous user has written to the profile. I have everything that I can think of locked down and we also have Smart Control installed. How can I lock down the profile so that users can't write
any changes to the profile? Any suggestings?

A second problem that I have--that may or may not be related is that the log off times are like 8-10 minutes and the profile is only 30 Megs.

THANKS!
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jerrydurden
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BillBondoCommented:
Can you make the profile mandatory? So they cant make changes?
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jerrydurdenAuthor Commented:
I am not sure as to how I would go about doing that. Someone mentioned that to me, but I am not sure how to do that. And, can that be done with a roaming profile? Thanks
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BillBondoCommented:
im sure if you google mandatory roaming profiles you will find many articles.
http://www.edugeek.net/forums/windows-7/53190-windows-7-xp-mandatory-roaming-profiles.html
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VampireofdarknessCommented:
To make a profile mandatory, you set up a profile and change ntuser.dat to ntuser.man within the profile. It will act as read-only, not saving any changes.

You can do this in All Users (all users), or Default Users (all new users from this point) as well.
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jerrydurdenAuthor Commented:
I am assuming that I need to log out each PC that is currently logged in as patron and then change the extension to .man from the server side and then bring those PCs back up?

I can't do this while "patron" is logged on?----- is what I am asking

Thanks
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VampireofdarknessCommented:
You can rename the file while the user is logged in, but the changes will only take effect next time the user logs in.
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