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Configure Windows XP Pro For ANY user

By philldmc ·
I want to configure my XP Pro Clients so that whoever signs in on that client gets these default settings.

Network Printer as default
Proxy Settings for IE

How can this be done?

So when Billy signs in for the first time he will get those settings.

I've been trying to get this to work via Mandatory profiles but I'm running into issues with that. See other post.

If you have any suggestion on how I can accomplish this please let me know.

Backgound info.
(This is for a computer lab, 16 clients, 200+ Students)

Windows 2000 SP4 Domain running AD
Current Clients are WinME. I want Windows XP Pro.
Each Student has their own user name and password, each student has a protected folder on the server for personal projects, this the reason for the user name and password.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Configure Windows XP Pro ...

Do this on each machine BEFORE any other users log into it. This must exist before any other user accounts (except for Administrator) exist.
Log in as a test normal user. Make all of the setting changes you want all users to have (the IE proxy setting, default printer, etc).
Log out.
Log in next as an Administrator.
Click My Computer -> C: drive (or whatever drive XP is installed on) -> Documents & Settings.
Next, click Tools -> Folder Options -> View tab.
Select the option "Show hidden files and folders", and click OK. YOu need to unhide a folder to continue.
Ok next, the Default User folder will now be unhidden and visible. In the Documents & Settings folder you will also have Administrator folder, All Users folder, and a folder for the TEXT account you used...

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by Joseph Moore In reply to

Make a copy of the Default User folder for restore purposes (I don't care what you call it). Then, DELETE the original Default User folder.
Next, RENAME the TEST user folder to Default User.
Log out.

Now, log in as another user, and that user account will inherit the setting you set, as will all users who log into the machine for the first time.

hope this helps

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by Joseph Moore In reply to

Make a copy of the Default User folder for restore purposes (I don't care what you call it). Then, DELETE the original Default User folder.
Next, RENAME the TEST user folder to Default User.
Log out.

Now, log in as another user, and that user account will inherit the setting you set, as will all users who log into the machine for the first time.

hope this helps

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by philldmc In reply to

Thanks for the help!

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