Avatar of awgit
 asked on

Windows 7 Default User Profile not applying all customized values

I am using Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 32bit

I have opened the ntuser.dat file for the Default User from C:\Users\Default

I have applied several registry tweaks to be applied to new users who are signing on.

Most of them are working however some of them are not... here are the ones who get changed back to default values when a new user signs on.



[HKEY_USERS\Test\Control Panel\Desktop]

[HKEY_USERS\Test\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]


The above keys are the modified values, I want. Please ignore the Test part as that is just what I named the loaded ntuser.dat.

The values exist but get overwritten as first login. I'm assuming this is due to the customizations that are ran when this happens.

Is there a way to prevent this from happening.

I want to avoid running a script post sign in to change these.


Windows 7

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment

8/22/2022 - Mon

Probably because that's not a suppprted method to modifynthe Default User profile....

Having a script run after first login might be the best bet, as first run customizations are done then....

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question

if you have active directory infrastructure you can create group policy for custom registry settings or you can create administrative template and use gpedit.msc to configure local policy

Experts Exchange has (a) saved my job multiple times, (b) saved me hours, days, and even weeks of work, and often (c) makes me look like a superhero! This place is MAGIC!
Walt Forbes