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    Profile Possibilities

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    by kahunanui ·

    I am trying to implement a Group Profile within a Domain. Using NT 4 Server and Workstations only. Here’s the scenario:

    I have a small domain where not everyone is allowed INet access. Particularly in one [Accounting] office, I have allowed no one access to the INet from their own workstation. I have established (1)NT4 W.S. with INet access so that they may access their web-based mail. I would like to set it up where there is a mandatory group profile (call it acctngmail or whatever) that can be loaded directly from this workstation and yet it doesn’t or won’t effect 1. The existing profile of the workstation’s normal user (he doesn’t use this workstation every day – hence the accounting users can use it for web-based mail) and 2. The accounting people’s own existing profile on their own workstations. I am using only local profiles in this domain as most users have their own workstation and they are using different apps. I would think I could do this by 1. Using pre-configured local profiles and or 2. Somehow use mandatory profiles of some sort. I don’t have a lot of experience with setting up mandatory profiles. Don’t they have to be set up from the PDC? It would be ideal if I could set up some kind of group profile directly from this particular workstation. Although I don’t mind if I have to store it on the server. Ideally, the accounting users would still have access to their own Network directory on the server also (in order to store or save mail).

    This seems like it should be simple. But the more I’ve worked with it the more confused I get.

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    • #3406336

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      by gigelul ·

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      I don?t understand you problem. Try to describe your final necessity step by step. Also describe your network OS, Servers,etc. A profile can be local, roaming, mandatory and you can make any combinations but you must be more explicit.

      • #3417398

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        by shanghai sam ·

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        I assume that when you said local profile in fact is a DOMAIN PROFILE (non roaming).
        You said that you use only local profiles. So, when a user will use this particular workstation, will have other local profile on this workstation which don’t afect the profile from the own workstation.
        If you want to implement some group policies you can set using :
        -add this INet workstation and in set
        -add the default user workstation and in the same path set
        -on both computers enable in .
        About accessing network resources I don’t see any problems.

      • #3399150

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        by kahunanui ·

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        What you seem to be suggesting is a COMPUTER Policy. We can follow until we get to “on both computers enable in

    • #3405924

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      by kahunanui ·

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      Ok, I thought that this was clear enough, but here is what we are trying to do. We have a small group of persons that are unable to access the Internet from their own desktops. For these people, we have another desktop that they can use to access their mail. For these accounts, I wanted to make separate mandatory profiles that would basically only effect this workstation and this group of people. It would not effect their normal profiles. However, I don’t think this is possible. I believe that any policy or profile we set up is going to effect all those users even on their own desktops. I may be forced to pre-configure the local profiles for this particular Internet machine. I was hoping we could create a separate group profile or policy that would allow us to configure these people for using this particular system for INet access yet not change their regular local profiles for their own workstations. Guess it all depends upon which profile takes priority…group or individual.Hope that helps, Thanks!

    • #3395424

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      by kahunanui ·

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