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By itmanager ·
We have a 2000 server and winxp workstations. We want to set up pupil mandatory profiles so they have the same packages and desktop settings every time they log onto the network. When we try and do this winXP keeps adding in its default profile aswell. PLEASE HELP

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by CG IT In reply to setting up win 2k server ...

I'll assume your running Active Directory. The user account properties page\profile tab in active directory users and computers allows you to specify a profile for that user. When you create your profile and change the Ntuser.dat extension to Ntuser.man you specify the path \\<your server>\<profiles folder>\<shared folder> to the folder storing the profiles.

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oh geez smilies. the \ mark goes where the smilies are

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by sgt_shultz In reply to setting up win 2k server ...

just thoughts.
winxp boxes on latest sp? and critical updates? what if anything in event log on client and server?
what do you mean, adding in the default profile

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by sgt_shultz In reply to setting up win 2k server ...

you started here, yes?
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 307800
SUMMARY

Open and Configure the User Profile Name Form
Configure the Network Folder
Assign a Mandatory User Profile
Troubleshooting
SUMMARY
This article describes how to assign a mandatory user profile in Windows XP.

Note: When a user with an assigned a mandatory profile logs off from a computer, any changes to the profile are lost.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to setting up win 2k server ...

Open and Configure the User Profile Name Form
To complete these procedures successfuly, log on as an administrator or as a member of the Administrators group. If your computer is connected to a network, you may be unable to complete this procedure due to network policy settings.
Click Start menu, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, and then click Administrative Tools.
Double-click Computer Management.
In the console tree, double-click Computer Management, double-click System Tools, double-click Local Users and Groups, and then double-click Users.
Right-click the user account that you want to modify, and then click Properties.
On the Profile tab, in the profile path, type the location of the profile that you want to assign in the following format
\\ServerName\ProfilesShareName\UserProfileName

where:
ServerName is the name of the computer where the profiles are stored.
ProfilesShareName is the share name where the profiles are stored.
UserProfileName is the specific folder for this users profile.

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Configure the Network Folder
Properly configure the network folder that you specified in step 5 in the "Open and Configure the User Profile Name Form" section, in which you opened the user profile form:
Double-click the Computer Management on the computer that will contain the user profile folder.
Select Shared Folders to create a shared folder on the appropriate server
Grant full control to the Everyone group

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by sgt_shultz In reply to setting up win 2k server ...

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Assign a Mandatory User Profile
To assign a mandatory user profile, you must also copy a preconfigured user profile to the location that you specified in the last step opening the user profile form.
Click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.
On the Advanced tab, under User Profiles, click Settings.
Click the profile that you want to copy, and then click Copy To.
In the Copy profile to box, type or browse to the path of the folder that you specified in step 5 in the "Open and Configure the User Profile Name Form" section, and then click OK.
Confirm that the user that is specified under Permitted to use is the user who will be accessing this profile. If more than one user will be using the copied user profile, you need to select a group that contains all of these users, such as the Everyone group.
Click OK.
Rename Ntuser.dat to Ntuser.man.

Troubleshooting
If users will only log on to Windows 2000- or Windows XP-based computers, the user profile path should point to a folder name and the path should not include either the .usr or .man extension. If the folder that you specify in the user profile path does not exist (in step 5 in the "Open and Configure the User Profile Name Form" section), it is automatically created the first time that the user logs on.

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The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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