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Anonymous
February 21, 2005 4:53:03 AM

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Is there a way on an Windows2003 Domain with WindowsXP Pro clients to force
the location of the user profiles to be determined by IP address ranges,
Organizational Unit or computer name?
We are a large university, in two cities, with just under 60,000 users on
250 public access computers, and wish to have a blank setting for the
location of the user profile in the user settings, and instead have the
location based on the computer instead. So that City1 one has it's own
special profile, and City2 has another, so that our users can log on in
either city and get the correct settings such as the closest local printer.
(and there shall be only one AD Site because the Network is more than enough
to transfer AD data between cities, and we therefore dislike the delay if
using more that 1 site).

Justin Nichols
jusni@bibl.liu.se
(a Part of Sunet.se university network in Sweden)
February 22, 2005 6:33:09 AM

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

Being such a LARGE organisation with such a HUGE user community, one would
expect that you had a direct line into Microsoft Tech support.

Get hold of Microsoft and tell them what you need. I'm sure someone there
will find a solution for your problem.

Not only that, you can be 99% sure that it works first time.

"jusni@bibl.liu.se" wrote:

> Is there a way on an Windows2003 Domain with WindowsXP Pro clients to force
> the location of the user profiles to be determined by IP address ranges,
> Organizational Unit or computer name?
> We are a large university, in two cities, with just under 60,000 users on
> 250 public access computers, and wish to have a blank setting for the
> location of the user profile in the user settings, and instead have the
> location based on the computer instead. So that City1 one has it's own
> special profile, and City2 has another, so that our users can log on in
> either city and get the correct settings such as the closest local printer.
> (and there shall be only one AD Site because the Network is more than enough
> to transfer AD data between cities, and we therefore dislike the delay if
> using more that 1 site).
>
> Justin Nichols
> jusni@bibl.liu.se
> (a Part of Sunet.se university network in Sweden)
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