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Policy or Profile Screw-up

By pricepd ·
I have somehow screwed up the policy on a Windows 98 machine. The machine has cached a profile restricting everything. I can't do anything on the machine. Even when I logon on as the domain administrator.

Is there a way to remove the user.dat file in dos (it seems to be invisible, because I can't see it.) Or edit the registry to not apply the policy.

I have already used DOS regedit to change the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Update Key to "00", so that policies won't be applied, but they still are.

I don't want to have to reinstall the operating system.

Any Ideas?

Preston

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by stephen.porter In reply to Policy or Profile Screw-u ...

Hi,

I think the user.dat file may be a hidden/read only file, I think you'll need to run the attrib program and remove both of these permissions, this can be done by typing "attrib -r-h user.dat" in the appropriate directory, once that's done youshould be able to see, then delete the file.

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by pricepd In reply to Policy or Profile Screw-u ...

Your suggestion was helpful in allowing me to find the user.dat file but it didn't solve my complete problem.
Thanks for the help, though.

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