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User Profiles in Win Xp

By donalconlon ·
Hi,
How do we set Win Xp up so that each user that logs on will have the same power settings on their laptop. With Win 2000 we would set them up with an admin account and then all other users that logged on would have these same settings however this does not seem to be the case with Xp. Also copying an admins profile to the default profile does not work either. How can we do this without having to give everyone who logs on admin rights.Thanks.

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by danwest58 In reply to User Profiles in Win Xp

you might want to work on useing MMC Group Policy. You can create group policies that will allow all the same settings like turn off personalized menu, and force classic control panel and style. go to start run type in MMC then new window comes up then go to file and snap-in then Group policy if done right it will work for everyone.

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by donalconlon In reply to

Thanks but this does not do what I'm looking for

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by william.dubois In reply to User Profiles in Win Xp

If I understand this question correctly copying the admin profile to the default profile is only half of the battle. (Before proceeding make sure you have the default profile rights set the way you want then.) Try this Right click on my computer, Properties, advanced tab,user profile settings, select the name that was used when building the computer, select copy to, browse, select c: drive, documents and settings, default user, Ok, then change, locations and change it to the local machine name if it is networked, in the lower portion type in everyone, check name then ok. close out and restart the computer and all new users will have the same rights as the default user. I hope this helps.

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by donalconlon In reply to

Thanks this answer does do what I need

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