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profiles and system policy

By matt5968 ·
I m little confused about Nt 4 user profiles and the system and computer policy tool. What is the difference detween them . And when to use them..

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by shmaltz In reply to profiles and system poli ...

Profiles just include the interface you see when you log on to your computer: Icons, Start menu items...etc...
A policy will enforce rulles on a machine or user. Like not being able to access my computer is a think you configure in a policy but that the shortcut to a program shows up on the desktop is somthing that has to do with the profile.

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by iddy In reply to profiles and system poli ...

A profile is created when a new user logs on to the machine, each user account has their own profile which contains information specific to that user, for example, it stores information on what kind of wallpaper you are using, the icons on your desktop and startmenu, it also contains your personal directory where you can save files which no one else but your logon can access (so long as you are using NTFS filesystem).

The policy is a seperate tool which allows you to restrict or lock down access to certain components within the operating system such as not allowing a user to view the display properties, or disabling access to the registry to name just a few.

Hope this helps

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by bejon.parsinia In reply to profiles and system poli ...

FYI...

In addition to the comments already posted, you can centralize all of your user policies on an NT 4.0 Server by using the user profile path in User Manager for domains on your PDC/BDC.

You can specify a path such as "\\mypdc\users\%username%" which will dynamically insert the user name in place of "%username%". Make sure you have the appropriate folder and share on the "mypdc" before you do this though.

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by bejon.parsinia In reply to profiles and system poli ...

One more thing, this grants you centralized profiles. If a user roams from one machine to another, their profile can follow them so they have the same look and feel.

Enjoy.

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