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NS 7.1 Default profiles on Networked PC

by mjsm7641736 / June 14, 2004 1:06 AM PDT

Hi all!

I am trying to install Netscape 7.1 on a etworked PC and immage the installation so that this immage can be pushed out to over 2000 PCs so it has a standardized setup but I am having problems with the PCs asking to create a default profile all the time. How can I setup Netscape to have all users use the same initial profile? Which files must be modified to point to new locations?

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Re: NS 7.1 Default profiles on Networked PC
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 14, 2004 2:16 AM PDT
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Re: NS 7.1 Default profiles on Networked PC
by mjsm7641736 / June 14, 2004 3:19 AM PDT

Yes, I have been using Filemon and Regmon to find exactly this but they do not point out any errors and asks to create a new profile!!!

This is what I just found... There is a file called registry.dat which keeps the infowhere your profiles are stored. Use a HEX editor and open this file. You can then modify the path to where your profiles are stored and put something like %USER% instead of the username taken during the install. Worked fine!

Now it asked to re-register NS!!!
Edited the file called all-ns.js with Notepad and modified the line "pref("Browser.registration.enable", true); and put false!

My next step is to see if I can get the default profiles copied to a network drive! Should be the registry.dat file. Will let you know!


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 14, 2004 4:05 AM PDT

The use of filemon and regmon are to capture what happens from the time you tell it to create a new profile to when it finishes. That way you can automate that work.

Best of luck,


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