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How can I change the icons (more option) from detail to large icons for a mandatory user

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We have changed out PC's from WXp to W7 64 bit and the server from 2003 to 2008 R2 Standard SP1 64-bit OS

We have set up mandatory profiles for users to log on.
Seven folders have been created on the desktop.
When each folder is opened the icons are displayed showing the details ( in more options).
I need the three folders to display large icons and the other four to display
Medium icons.

I have change the user profile from ntuser.man to ntuser.dat and made the changes.
But when I log off the user the icons reverts back to the detail format

Please advise on how to solve this problem.
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Does it work as you want it BEFORE log-off? If you leave it as an ntuser.dat, at next log-on the changes are gone?
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If I leave it as an ntuser.dat the changes are gone
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Does it work as you want it BEFORE log-off?
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Sorry about the delay

The answer is yes
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Any shutdown scripts in place, that might be cleaning the registry/profile out?

At this point, the profile being mandatory is moot, as it doesn't work as a regular profile. It is dumping the settings.... Any special apps running?
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1. where do i find the shutdown scripts
2. where do i find the apps running

so that I can give you the right answer
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1. Shutdown scripts are attached to the OU this machine sits in, in AD.

2. Perform a clean startup to determine whether background programs are interfering with your game or program
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796

Just uncheck the ones in the Startup Tab for now

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thanks for the reply - Will do this tomorrow and let you know
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Dear Experts

Please accept my apologies for not coming back to you. I was unable to carry out the instructions requested by you. I would like to award the points to the Expert for time taken to help out. The problem has not been solved. Due to my not being able to carry out the suggestions made by the expert I would like to withdraw the question. Once again thanks for your help.

Kind regards
AgneloG
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Please remove this question as the user was unable to carry out the suggestions made by the expert
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no objections
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