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win2k default profile

hello,


we have win2k pc's connected to a win nt network. we run into a problem when users log onto a pc other than their own. roaming profiles would solve it, but we need to upgrade the servers, & have to get the funding.... we want to set up each pc so that anyone who logs on will have these default settings: browser home page,proxy & autocomplete settings; default printer; screen saver settings; & video settings.

as a temporary fix, how can we set the pc's so that who ever logs on will use a default profile that we set up?

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I think that is what groups are for. Then you associate users with each group and its settings when they log on.

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Let me answer this in the form of a question.

Why not toss a logon batch file to set all things as you wish them?

Also, why not a Linux domain server?

Bob

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1) do you have a list of batch file commands?
2) the network admin is leaning towards win2k.

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1) do you have a list of batch file commands?

Yes. Look up KIXSTART for examples of how to apply YOUR preferences on login.

2) the network admin is leaning towards win2k.

The network admin was looking for funding the last time I heard. The Linux solution could be done today.

Bob

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Re: win2k default profile. A little example.

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A profile in your needs would be something to enforce a policy. But you don't have a domain login so your skill and cunning will have to step in.

The simplest method is to add a script or batch file on logon to the users that set things as you see fit. I offer KIXTART scripts as an example replacement to give you some control.

Read and digest http://www.winnetmag.com/WindowsScripting/Article/ArticleID/4817/4817.html

All you need to know is there.

Have fun,

Bob

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