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By msfiroudis ·
Hi,
I have a winnt4.0 platform.I'm trying to setup a mandatory profile for win95&98 machines. The way I understand it .Is that I have to 1st setup a profile on the win98 machine. Copy it over to the server and rename the user.dat file to user.man. I'm also using the system policy editor to hide the desktop icons..And I put a couple of programs in the quick launch(taskbar). So they get no icons and just icons in the quick launch.. My problem is that when I copy over the profile I get outlookand internet icons on the quick launch even though I did not put them there. I tried deleting from the profile(outlook express and internet folders) but they still show up(is it because of the user.dat file)..Even when I uninstalled the internet (w/a third party software) It still showed up.. Can anybody tell me what I'm doing wrong...Thanks in advance

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by LiQuiDKeWL In reply to Mandatory Profile

Make sure you set the profile path of each user to point to their "home" directory on the server. You can use the string
"\\<server name>\<shared Folder>\%username%"
in the profile path on the NT Server in User Manager for Domains.

There they can logon and pull their profile down from their home directory instead of on their local PC.

Also make a Standard profile and replace the "Default User" profile on the NT server. This will allow you to add new users to the Network without havingto manualy copy across a profile to their home directory. NT Will automatically copy it across and allow the user to work.

Just make sure you have change the file from .dat to .man

Cheers ....

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by vh_s In reply to Mandatory Profile

Yes, you are doing something wrong.

In Windows NT (mandatory or roaming), your profile path is the one in your C:\WINNT\Profiles path, but that is quite different for Windows 95/98.

Windows 95/98 created the profiles in USER HOME DIRECTORY, and it doesn't care about your profile path setting in User Manager.

So, for using mandatory profiles, you should try to create user home directory first and then bring your created profiles to the user home directory. Set the user home directory using USER MANAGER and appoint User Home Directory using UNC path (\\SERVER-NAME\SharedDir).

Hope it helps.

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