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.