Hi all - I've been asked to create a read-only profile on someone's old laptop for their kids to use.
It is an old dell latitude running windows xp pro, standalone computer not in a domain, just workgroup.
I have created a new user (non-admin) and a new profile and modified it as needed. I then logged out and in as admin. on the new user's profile in Document and Settings I then renamed ntuser.dat to ntuser.man.
I then logged out of admin account and back in as standard user. I wanted to test the mandatory profile so changed the desktop wallpaper to something else. I logged out and then back in, i was surprised then to see that the profile had the new wallpaper - the mandatory profile was NOT read-only.
I logged out and back in as admin. I then navigate to the Document and Settings and into the new user profile. I see the ntuser.man, but also see a newly created ntuser.dat.
I've done this 'a few times' now and always get this new ntuser.dat being recreated every time. Windows XP is just ignoring the ntuser.man profile file.
What am i doing wrong?! :)