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User Profile cleanups!!

By Whatme? ·
I have all my roming users stored in %systemroot%\Profiles\username and all their home files stored on another drive (e)in a shared folder called Users\username. #1.. Is it necessary to store their profiles in the system root? or can I store them onanother drive with more space. # 2... When a user "Saves as"..their work, they must go and find their user folder. They are not automatically taken there. Is there some way I can have them automatically save into their home folder?
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Merv
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by mindgenie In reply to User Profile cleanups!!

You can specify in "User managers for domain" for the directory path of profiles and home directories as well go in to the user manager and click the profiles button and you will notice the options you are looking for. You can also mape home dirctory so that the user automaticly gets it it can also be done in the same section of user manager for domains.

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by Whatme? In reply to User Profile cleanups!!

I knew this. I have done it but if I take my users out of the root\profile directory and place them elsewhere, my users can't get their roaming profiles.
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merv

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by SyscoKid In reply to User Profile cleanups!!

For the "Save as" part of the question, that is configured within the application software. For example, in Word 97 in Tools -> Options -> File Locations, you would specify their home directory as the location sfor "documents". It is the same withall Office products.

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by Whatme? In reply to User Profile cleanups!!

Thanks. I will do that part

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by Alin Selicean In reply to User Profile cleanups!!

Your problem is made up by two parts: a server-side and a client-side (from the network point of view).

The user profiles and home directories can be set up in 2 ways.
1. You can specify them using User Manager for Domains, Profile button and notice the correspondent settings
2. You can create a shared folder named %USERNAME% and map it in the login script (you can use the variable %USERNAME%) - this won't work for Win9x family)
If the workstations are using Win9x family, you will need tocreate a policy file using Windows 95 Policy editor and save it on the NETLOGON share in orde to have the login script executed at login time.

The client-side can be solved depending on the office suite you are using. For example, in the Microsoft Office family, you can force the Save As and Open File dialog boxes to default to a specific directory. Go to Tools, Options, File Locations tab and modify the value for Documents key.

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by Whatme? In reply to User Profile cleanups!!

Thanks
Merv

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