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By mjkqb ·
When creating an image (under the local administrator's profile) to be ghosted, there are a few things I wish I could accomplish.

1. When a new user logs on, the Microsoft Office shortcut bar would automatically run and appear as it was configured under the administrator's profile.

2. When a new user logs on, the Internet connection wizard for IE would not have to run.

3. When a new user logs on Outlook Express icons would not appear in the start menu or task bar, since all users use Outlook XP.

Thanks, Michael

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by swill57 In reply to imaging questions

1. If you want every user to have it, there are several methods to do this:

A)You need to add the Office shortcut Bar executeable to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run key

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B) You can add the shortcut to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Startup.


2. Making IE pre-configured (no Wizard) is a profile issue. Look at the IEAK (Administration Kit). It is pretty deep but will solve this issue. The settings are stored in INSALL.INS, I think.

3. Again, these are profile issues. The icons on the task bar are actually called "Quick Launch" bar icons and are stored in the user's profile, in C:\Documents and Settings\**<USERNAME>**\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

The bottom line is if you can configure the default profile the way you want, all of this can be done.

Regards,
Steve

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by gerald.brown In reply to imaging questions

When you have the administrators profile set up the way you want, copy it to the default users profile. All the settings for the administrators profile will be used for any future user the first time they log on.

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by mjkqb In reply to imaging questions

Answer #2. Is there a default user profile in W2k pro?

Thanks, Michael

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by mjkqb In reply to imaging questions

I've found the answer posed in the comment earlier.

New question: If I copy the admin profile to default users, will that also transfer local administrator rights?

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by swill57 In reply to imaging questions

Answer to question in comment #2:
If Admin profile copied to default user, will users have admin rights?

Use the profile copy tool and set "permitted to use" to "Everyone".

When a new user (no profile) logs in, the system will create the user's profile directory, set the acls (Admin:F, System:F, <username>:F) and then copy the contents of Default User Profile to that directory. The user will have the rights spec'd to that user only.

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