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    Changing users to a roaming profile from mandatory?

    At the moment all users (Bar admins!) have roaming profiles but I think it may be causing issues.
    At the moment users can't save settings, for example in IE a prompt may say "do you want to rememeber this setting" and they click yes but on next log on it returns.
    Can anyone suggest the pros and cons of using roaming profiles?
    Is it an easy task to swap 80 ish people (staff) over to roaming profiles.

    I have about a thousand other jobs to do, as we all do, so I keep putting this off but I thought it was time I grabbed the bull by the horns for this one!

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    Theres a admin pack floating around that you can import into AD/GP to fix some stuff in IE like that.

    You could possibly just redirect their %APPDATA% folder onto their home drive or another space where they can write (That won't fix everything, eg: apps that write to the registry).

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    Can't you redirect their application data to a network location? I would have thought this would solve the problem you're having, but may be wrong...

    Guide for this here:

    http://windowsdevcenter.com/pub/a/wi..._redirect.html

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    Thanks @p858snake and @Dom_.

    I'll take a look at that in the short term.

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    Many of these messages can be sorted out by converting the profile to roaming, using it with a test user and answering the messages and then converting the profile back to mandatory.

    See this thread: Creating a small mandatory profile

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Many of these messages can be sorted out by converting the profile to roaming, using it with a test user and answering the messages and then converting the profile back to mandatory.

    See this thread: Creating a small mandatory profile
    Good point - had forgotten you could do that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom_ View Post
    Good point - had forgotten you could do that
    I do this routinely every time I've changed the setup on the curriculum machines, installed or updated software.

    It just makes sure that the pupil mandatory profile is in line with everything that I've done.

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