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How can I create mandatory profiles for all users in my company?

By destroy_undeads ·
I want to change all users' profiles in my company to mandatory profiles.
But I found that changing the file from ntuser.dat to ntuser.man for all users takes me o lots of time
Do you know any other way or tool that can help me to do this automatically? Please help me,thanks a lots!

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You will have to do this manually, unless you are good with VBS.

Mandatory User Profiles

A mandatory user profile is a specialized form of a roaming user profile in which users download their profiles to their computers at logon and can then change the profiles locally. However, when users log off, the revised profiles are not uploaded. As a result, changes to user profile settings are discarded at the next logon. Because no user profile data is uploaded, multiple users can share the same path to a single network folder containing the mandatory user profile, and logoff performance is enhanced. While you can use Group Policy to tightly control aspects of the user profile, consider mandatory user profiles when you must ensure that each user sees the same profile and cannot save changes to it.

Note that with Active Directory, you can use one of two techniques for implementing mandatory user profiles. The Microsoft Windows NT method of renaming the NTuser.dat file to NTuser.man is still supported. However, a more straightforward technique is to use the new Group Policy setting Prevent Roaming Profile changes from propagating to the server. For more information on mandatory user profiles and these two techniques, see the Microsoft TechNet user profile how-to topics Create a mandatory user profile and New features and changes to user profiles, respectively.
Local User Profiles.
More info here:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490257.aspx

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Why not just have

by Jacky Howe In reply to How can I create mandator ...

one profile and redirect the Users to it. It is a lot quicker and easier.
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To create a mandatory profile. Create a folder on the file server in your profile folder called ProfNT.Man
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Create a standard user account on the file server. This is your template. You could call it Seed or Root. Point it to the ProfNT.Man folder for the profile.
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Logon to a workstation as the new user and set it up as you want it for your users. When you are happy with what you want log off and then log back on to double check.
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Log off and go to the file server.
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1. On the server ,Start "regedt32".
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2. From the "Window' menu choose "HKEY_USERS".
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3. Next, select"Registry" from the menu and then "Load Hive".
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4. Browse and select the ntuser.dat from the folder called ProfNT.Man.
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5. Enter "auser" as the name for the key.
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6. Highlight "auser" in the pane on the left.
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7. From the "Security" menu choose"Permissions".
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8. Give "Everyone" Full Control and tick "REplace Permissions on Existing Subkeys".
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9. Click OK.
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10. Once completed, ensure "auser" is highlighted and choose "Unload Hive" from the "REgistry Menu".
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Close regedt32.
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Navigate to the ProfNT.Man folder and rename ntuser.dat to ntuser.man
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Direct your new users in Active Directory to the ProfNT.Man folder for their profiles.
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