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    ours is 1.2meg dam beat me with that size!

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    It seems pretty simple (just read the Wiki)
    Will these profiles still work with the folder redirection i have set on the start menu and desktop.

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    Yep thats how i have it setup.

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    I take that a step further and redirect Application Data, Desktop, History, Cookies, Favorites etc into a Network Settings folder in the users home folder. That's probably how I've stripped it down so far. That way, the fact that it's a mandatory profile doesn't mean that the user loses all that functionality.

    Also do the same with the roaming staff profiles, so that if for example you have 100Mb of files on the desktop, they don't have to be moved around with the profile all the time.

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    ok, So once i have the mandatory profile set up and have tested it thoroughly. How do i tell each user to use that profole.

    I prsume that in the user account in AD under profile i remove the \\server\Profiles\user and change that to \\server\profiles\manprof assuming that i have named the mandatory profile manprof...

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    yep exactly

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    I take that a step further and redirect Application Data, Desktop, History, Cookies, Favorites etc into a Network Settings folder in the users home folder.
    Yes i'd like to be able to have internet favorites and history saved for each user.. How can i redirect those folders after i have the mandatory profile setup

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    The same way you did your my documents, desktop and start menu. In the path put something like this "\\server\user areas\%username%\application data"

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    With the registry keys in

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    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserShellFolders
    They are all expand strings, so you can use variables like %username% in them.

    The same applies to things like the all users start menu, which are in the same key under HKLM.

    Edit: That's from memory, so I disclaim any errors

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    lol... Thanks guys... I'll be trying this sometime this week and hopefully it will help with a few issues im having...

    Many thanks to you both

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    I have just started having a similar problem but it is only with new users. The odd thing is, is that if I log that user on to another machine after their initial log on, the Windows XP theme then starts to work.

    Is this likely to still be a corrupt profile issue?

    Thanks

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    Problem is with 500 users i wouldnt necessarly know when its happening.
    500 concurrent users? all hitting the same server for their profile?

    Depending on the spec and setup, I think that might be your issue

    If you dont want to go the mand profile route, you could try load balancing your profiles a bit i.e. seperate them off onto diff servers by year etc., or get a little but fast NAS unit and put them on that etc.

    Just my 2p..
    Nath

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