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Req: Managing roaming user profiles

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June 7, 2004 6:47:03 PM

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The users on one fo the LAN's I recently too over were set up with
roaming profiles. The problem I have is when they roam to different
departments the "default printer" that SHOULD be set up on the
computer they're now using is set to their OLD printer in another
department!

How can I insure that the default printer being used is the one either
attached to their computer (often shared in the department) or a
shared (department) printer? The roaming profile settings seem to
always reset these!

Also, is there a way to NOT save things like temp internet files, etc
to the server? I would like to make the roaming profile as efficient
as possible. I'm open to suggestions that will simulate the roaming
profile issue without all these headaches, too.

Fran

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June 8, 2004 10:15:36 AM

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Fran,

It is possible to assign a Default Printer using a Visual Basic Script. For
further information, I would suggest you to visit the link given below:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q263226

Additionally, you can also publish a printer in Active Directory. For
further information, I would suggest you to visit the link given below:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q234619

To delete Temporary internet files for the users, you can use either a
Batch File or a Visual Basic Script. Please visit the link given below that
has some scripts that may be useful to delete the temporary internet files:

http://www.ozzu.com/ftopic25583.html

Kind regards,

Srikanth N
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
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June 8, 2004 10:15:37 AM

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Fran,

When the user does log off, Windows first checks to see whether
certain parts of the profile aren't supposed to roam. By default,
anything stored within the History, Local Settings, Temp, or Temporary
Internet Files folder under the user's profile aren't copied to the
server and won't roam.

These files include things such as temporary files cached by Microsoft
Internet Explorer (IE) and certain application-specific data such as
Outlook offline store files (.ost files). You can add to the list by
setting an Administrative Template policy on the computer within a
Group Policy Object (GPO). You can find this policy under User
Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\User Profiles\Exclude
Directories in Roaming Profile.

You may also want to try printer location tracking. I'm not sure what
you environment is like but it may help out.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/server/help/def...

Thanks
Mike

srikantn@online.microsoft.com ( ) wrote in message news:<jMXxcASTEHA.308@cpmsftngxa10.phx.gbl>...
> Fran,
>
> It is possible to assign a Default Printer using a Visual Basic Script. For
> further information, I would suggest you to visit the link given below:
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q263226
>
> Additionally, you can also publish a printer in Active Directory. For
> further information, I would suggest you to visit the link given below:
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q234619
>
> To delete Temporary internet files for the users, you can use either a
> Batch File or a Visual Basic Script. Please visit the link given below that
> has some scripts that may be useful to delete the temporary internet files:
>
> http://www.ozzu.com/ftopic25583.html
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Srikanth N
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
June 10, 2004 12:20:05 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

This is good to know. Thanks, Mike!

On 8 Jun 2004 04:11:03 -0700, mkline@gmail.com (Mike Kline) wrote:

>Fran,
>
>When the user does log off, Windows first checks to see whether
>certain parts of the profile aren't supposed to roam. By default,
>anything stored within the History, Local Settings, Temp, or Temporary
>Internet Files folder under the user's profile aren't copied to the
>server and won't roam.
>
>These files include things such as temporary files cached by Microsoft
>Internet Explorer (IE) and certain application-specific data such as
>Outlook offline store files (.ost files). You can add to the list by
>setting an Administrative Template policy on the computer within a
>Group Policy Object (GPO). You can find this policy under User
>Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\User Profiles\Exclude
>Directories in Roaming Profile.
>
>You may also want to try printer location tracking. I'm not sure what
>you environment is like but it may help out.
>
>http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/server/help/def...
>
>Thanks
>Mike
>
>srikantn@online.microsoft.com ( ) wrote in message news:<jMXxcASTEHA.308@cpmsftngxa10.phx.gbl>...
>> Fran,
>>
>> It is possible to assign a Default Printer using a Visual Basic Script. For
>> further information, I would suggest you to visit the link given below:
>>
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q263226
>>
>> Additionally, you can also publish a printer in Active Directory. For
>> further information, I would suggest you to visit the link given below:
>>
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q234619
>>
>> To delete Temporary internet files for the users, you can use either a
>> Batch File or a Visual Basic Script. Please visit the link given below that
>> has some scripts that may be useful to delete the temporary internet files:
>>
>> http://www.ozzu.com/ftopic25583.html
>>
>> Kind regards,
>>
>> Srikanth N
>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
!