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Default User Profile in NT

By jewalt ·
Is there a way to create a default user profile for a new user when they log into an NT Domain from an NT workstation? I would like to give the user a default desktop so that I do not have to create a profile for each user.

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by asd321 In reply to Default User Profile in N ...

a. Create a Default User directory in the NETLOGON share (which is
%systemroot%\Repl\Import\Scripts by default) of validating domain
controllers. This folder name must be named Default User or the
profile will not be downloaded from the server. To keep the
Default User profile consistent across domain controllers and to
ease administrative overhead, you can create this folder on one
computer and then use the directory replication service to export
it to all validating domain controllers.

b. If a user logs on and does not have an existing local or server-
based profile and your implementation uses the Default User folder
on validating domain controllers, Windows NT will check the
NETLOGON share for the Default User profile before it uses the
local default profile. (Workstations save the server Default User
profile on a local cache.) Windows NT will check the
time/date/

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by joeri In reply to Default User Profile in N ...

We found a solution for this problem. Create a user TEST on your domain. Log on to a workstation with this user, and make all the changes you want to be default. Afterwards log on to the same workstation with an administrator account and browse to My computer\Properties\User profiles. Copy the profile of the user TEST to the profile 'Default user'. You can not only copy the TEST profile to the 'Default user' profile of the workstation itself, but also to the 'Default user' profile of other workstations. This solves completely your problem.

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by jebrwn In reply to Default User Profile in N ...

follow answer #2 and you will have no problems. Although be sure and copy the contents of the "test" Directory to "default User" directory, not the folder itself.

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by paulf_collins In reply to Default User Profile in N ...

After creating the User Profile on the workstation and copying it to a server as described in previous posts, be use to admend the Permitted to Use option before the copy. Change the current permissions so that the Domain Users have READ access to the profile, therefore you can specify the profile to a number of users from within UMD.

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