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    Dreamweaver + Mandatory Profiles

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    We've just switched over to mandatory profiles and we're now having a problem with Dreamweaver 8. Any time a student creates a site definition, it is held for that session, but once they log off and back on again the setting is lost and they have to re-define the site again.

    I've read a couple of posts on this a few years back which said this is due to the fact that the preferences and various other settings are stored under HKCU, which of course gets wiped every time with mandatory profiles.

    Anyone else come across this and have any ideas?

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    From Experts-Exchange:

    If DW cannot write to the user profile, it's not going to remember site settings. You can't change that. What you can do is export the site settings to a DW .ste file. When students log on and open DW, they can import the site using the .ste file.

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    Where does dreamweaver store its site settings?

    Can this folder be redirected?

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    Thanks for that i'll tell them to do that in future. Certainly never going back to roaming profiles

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    if you export the site then you can save it anywhere. I regularly save copies onto home/work/keydisk/network locations to use!

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    One thing to test is shortening the path length possibly as DW could be using mad amounts of folders in folders and then plus the UNC path causing the windows limitation to kick in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Where does dreamweaver store its site settings?

    Can this folder be redirected?
    Some are in Local Settings, the bulk and the key parts are in the registry.

    I know how to automate the backup and restore of the site at logon/logoff... I'm just not 100% comfortable with enabling students access to registry keys (for the moment anyway)

    I did wonder whether it can be something that is added to the ntuser.man for everyone and everyone uses the same default site paths etc for their websites - which would also solve the problem...

    In fact, I might go try the latter now and see what happens!

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    re:

    We use Flex Profiles here even though we're a w2k3 & XP fat client site rather than the thin clients usually associated with flex. Gives us the best of both worlds, small mandatory profiles with the added ability to save user registry settings for the programs we specify like dreamweaver. Been using it since last summer and works like a charm.

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    Looks interesting - I'll check that out.

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    If it helps anyone...

    I've solved the issue for our site now using hard-coded site paths and names.

    I created 3 sites in Dreamweaver as Administrator, took the Registry keys out.

    They're in HKCU\Software\Adobe\Common\9\Sites\

    Each site has it's own Key and you can tweak settings if you need to.

    All the paths point to their <home drive>\Dreamweaver\Site<X> (which is created at logon if it doesn't exist)

    I inserted these into the ntuser.man file and then popped it back into the profile.

    When Dreamweaver is opened, it defaults to one of the sites and rebuilds the site cache from the source folder, if you select a different site from the site navigator, it'll rebuild the cache for that one too.

    We've just ran it in 4 lessons and the staff so far are very happy with the solution.

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