Generic Documents and Settings

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I have read, perhaps truly or perhaps falsely, that it is possible to
setup a generic 'Documents and settings' (user profile) in Win2k / XP
and apply it in such a way that regardless of who logs in, or whether
they login to the local system or a domain, the same Desktop, My
Documents, Favorites, Screen settings, etc. will always apply.

Is this at all possible?

I have several clients who have domains but the users share everything
and they really don't want the desktops to change.
In addition, whenever I transition someone over to a domain from
another environment, all the users' environments change and I have to
spend a lot of extra time getting their desktops etc. back to the way
they were. It's a real pain, and I'd like to avoid it.


---Atreju---
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    How To Assign a Mandatory User Profile in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307800

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    "Atreju" wrote:

    | I have read, perhaps truly or perhaps falsely, that it is possible to
    | setup a generic 'Documents and settings' (user profile) in Win2k / XP
    | and apply it in such a way that regardless of who logs in, or whether
    | they login to the local system or a domain, the same Desktop, My
    | Documents, Favorites, Screen settings, etc. will always apply.
    |
    | Is this at all possible?
    |
    | I have several clients who have domains but the users share everything
    | and they really don't want the desktops to change.
    | In addition, whenever I transition someone over to a domain from
    | another environment, all the users' environments change and I have to
    | spend a lot of extra time getting their desktops etc. back to the way
    | they were. It's a real pain, and I'd like to avoid it.
    |
    |
    | ---Atreju---
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 07:56:58 -0600, "Carey Frisch [MVP]"
    <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote:

    >How To Assign a Mandatory User Profile in Windows XP
    >http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307800

    Thanks.
    However, I don't quite want that. I want the users to be able to
    change items at will, such as things on desktop, background, and other
    misc. things. I just want that it will always be the one profile in
    effect, regardless of who logs in, or whether they login to the domain
    or the local computer.

    Sort of the way it was in Win9x

    Possible?


    ---Atreju---
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    "Atreju" <someone@who.hates.junkmail> wrote in message
    news:os1511lm2vh86j16ntk44hmopfv5elpgjl@4ax.com...
    > On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 07:56:58 -0600, "Carey Frisch [MVP]"
    > <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >>How To Assign a Mandatory User Profile in Windows XP
    >>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307800
    >
    > Thanks.
    > However, I don't quite want that. I want the users to be able to
    > change items at will, such as things on desktop, background, and other
    > misc. things. I just want that it will always be the one profile in
    > effect, regardless of who logs in, or whether they login to the domain
    > or the local computer.
    >
    > Sort of the way it was in Win9x
    >
    > Possible?
    >
    >
    > ---Atreju---
    Well surely that just requires everyone to log in with the same username?

    Milamber³
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 00:57:38 -0000, "Milamber³" <milamber@email.com>
    wrote:

    >
    >"Atreju" <someone@who.hates.junkmail> wrote in message
    >news:os1511lm2vh86j16ntk44hmopfv5elpgjl@4ax.com...
    >> On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 07:56:58 -0600, "Carey Frisch [MVP]"
    >> <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>>How To Assign a Mandatory User Profile in Windows XP
    >>>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307800
    >>
    >> Thanks.
    >> However, I don't quite want that. I want the users to be able to
    >> change items at will, such as things on desktop, background, and other
    >> misc. things. I just want that it will always be the one profile in
    >> effect, regardless of who logs in, or whether they login to the domain
    >> or the local computer.
    >>
    >> Sort of the way it was in Win9x
    >>
    >> Possible?
    >>
    >>
    >> ---Atreju---
    >Well surely that just requires everyone to log in with the same username?
    >
    >Milamber³
    >

    No, because that gives everyone the same network priviledges.
    I don't want that. I want each user to have their own rights as per
    defined in the domain controller. Additionally, this would not remedy
    the change between environments when logging into the domain vs the
    local computer.


    ---Atreju---
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