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By TobeJ ·
Hello,

Where I work we have many people using many different Pc's... What I would like to do is have a default profile for all computers. And not have any user profiles on the Pc.... let me explain...

If I have 3 users and 3 Pc's, I want first pc to have access to internet / e-mail with snow tree wall paper for who ever logs on. on the 2nd & 3rd pc they have access to an application... but the application on pc #2 is different than the one on #3 and they have solar eclipse wall paper. From here I want all 3 users to see the exact same thing on the same pc's when they login "Pc #1 internet / e-mail snow tree, #2 application / solar eclipse", the only thing that will be different will be the server storage space for that user.

I am sure that this can be done... Can someone shed some light on this?

Tx

Toby

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by jschein In reply to Can I have XP Pro setup l ...

What you're talking about is roaming profiles...

And also, in order to use Roaming Profiles, you must have every program installed in the same folder on each pc in order for it to work properly.

Good luck

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Hello ischein...

What I am looking for is a default desktop for certain Pc's.. We have users that use different Pc's that access different apps.. some pc's access internet and some don't etc... So what I need to know if XP will allow me to set a default desktop profile for it and it only...

Tx for your time..

Toby

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by Juergen Hartl In reply to Can I have XP Pro setup l ...

You could set up a guest account on every PC, with tather strict security settings, and only allow acces to programs and folders of your choice.

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by jschein In reply to Can I have XP Pro setup l ...

Hello ischein...

What I am looking for is a default desktop for certain Pc's.. We have users that use different Pc's that access different apps.. some pc's access internet and some don't etc... So what I need to know if XP will allow me to set a default desktop profile for it and it only...

Tx for your time..

Toby...

Ok bud... different profiles: USE ROAMING PROFILES that have your desktop settings / programs required for that specific user or group.

Some pc's to have internet access: Cannot be done (once you have your dns entries in, internet access is wide open unless you are blocking some ports, or local i.p. addresses on your firewall). Unless of course you do not want to put in the dns entries in which you could EDIT your HOSTS files C:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts in notepad.... only put in the I.P. addresses / web site addresses you want anyone to have access to.

Sure you can just make a default local profile on the various machines. But like noted above, once you put in the DNS entries, it's open to the net.

Good luck

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