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    mandatory profile in vista

    Does anyone know how to make a mandatory profile in Windows Vista? I know how to do it in XP/2000/2003 just rename ntuser.dat to ntuser.man but there is ntuser.dat.log1 & ntuser.dat.log2 file in Vista. One of them files is 0KB. Anyone got any suggestions please?

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    Re: mandatory profile in vista

    I'm on Vista at the moment and under my profile name I see a NTUSER.DAT file, are you?

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    Re: mandatory profile in vista

    i see two files thats odd. Are you connected to VPN via vista?

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    Re: mandatory profile in vista

    I'm not currently connected to any networks with my machine sorry, may I ask why though

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    Re: mandatory profile in vista

    ok thanks anyway does anybody else know please?

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    Re: mandatory profile in vista

    Vista seems to need its own profile making and cannot talk to XP ones. I am using Vista at work and I now am the proud owner of two profiles, one for XP and below and one for Vista. For mandatory I suspect you are loading the XP one, but I think you need to make a brand new one and start from scratch.

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    Re: mandatory profile in vista

    yes i understand that roaming profile users hav 2 one called "V2". so i would need to make another mandatory profile for vista. But how do i do it?

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    Re: mandatory profile in vista

    I'm doing this ATM actually.

    This is the document All the stuff on profile creation starts on scenario 2

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    Re: mandatory profile in vista

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    yes i understand that roaming profile users hav 2 one called "V2". so i would need to make another mandatory profile for vista. But how do i do it?
    It will be the same way as for XP.

    - Log on as a user to create a profile then log off
    - Log on as a local Admin
    - Rename the NTUSER.DAT to NTUSER.MAN

    To make a supermandatory profile, rename the profile folder from 'username.v2' to 'username.man.v2'.

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    Re: mandatory profile in vista

    oh right so in vista you rename the whole folder?

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    Re: mandatory profile in vista

    Only if you want a 'supermandatory' profile. The difference being (supposedly), that if a 'mandatory' profiles fails to load, the user is still logged on but with a temporary profile which is dumped at logoff. If a user with a supermandatory profile tries to log on and the profile fails to load, the logon will not be permitted.

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    Re: mandatory profile in vista

    oh right well i have the policy that if the profile fails to load it will log them off anyway so it doesn't matter either way

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