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Help with Mandatory Profiles

By philldmc ·
I am trying to create a Mandatory profile for the students at the school I work at. Each student has their own user name and password.

I want each student to have the same exact settings. Same networked printer and same IE settings (proxy settings).

Based on Microsoft article(s) 323368 and 307800. This can be done with Mandatory profiles. However, I'm running into a small issue.

I have created a shared folder on the Server called "Mandatory" and the group "everyone" has all rights to that folder. I created a test user in the AD.

I signed in on a WindowsXP Pro Client as the test user and set every thing the way I wanted to. Desktop settings, printers, Ie, etc.

I loged off that system and loged on as the domain administrator. I went to system and to the user profile area. I "copied" the profile of the test user to the "mandatory" folder on the server. I did get a prompt to over ride the directory and all went fine. However, When I try to set "Permitted to Use" and copy over I get an error saying "can not delete the directory "mandatory". I only get this error when I select "Permitted to Use"

I'm able to export the profile if I do not select "permitted to use".

What am I doing wrong...


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by jschein In reply to Help with Mandatory Profi ...

you right clicked MY computer... user profiles... and copied the user from there? or you just copied the folder from explorer...

You must do it the first way mentioned and select everyone can use.

Should work just dandy

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by philldmc In reply to

This is not working...don't know why.

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by philldmc In reply to Help with Mandatory Profi ...

I am doing it though, My computer, properities, advance, profiles and using the "copy to" command. If I don't put any "Permitted to Use" the profile will export. If I put in anyone under "Permitted to use" I get the error "can not delete directory "mandatory".

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