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Windows Thread, Default profile and GPOs EDIT: Now how to install hotfix in Technical; I use mandatory profiles and have no problems with Group Policies applying to them. When making a Mandatory or Default ...
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    Re: Default profile and GPOs

    I use mandatory profiles and have no problems with Group Policies applying to them.

    When making a Mandatory or Default User profile, you MUST MUST MUST use the GUI to copy the profile.

    When copying the Mandatory or Default User profile, make sure you set the 'allowed to use' to Everyone. If this is not done, then the eventual user of the profile will not have the necessary permissions to write policy settings into the profile.

    It is not enough to copy the folder from C:\Documents and Settings. The GUI allows you to change the permissions on the profile. The permissions are NOT JUST on the files which the profile is made up of, but also in the registry which is stored in NTUSER.DAT. Changing the file permissions on NTUSER.DAT do NOT affect the regitry permissions therein.

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    Re: Default profile and GPOs

    Funny you should mention. After wasting 30mins before I came home today on a new Staff profile that wont apply. I remebered half way home that copying it with the GUI isn't enough I should set permissions first.... oops

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    Re: Default profile and GPOs

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    I remebered half way home that copying it with the GUI isn't enough I should set permissions first
    eh??? Is this a typo?

    When I talk about copying with the GUI, I'm referring to the section under My Computer Properties, Advanced, User Profiles where the local profiles are listed and may be copied.

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    Re: Default profile and GPOs

    Thanks very much for the link to the hotfix Geoff - I phoned up Microsoft this morning and received the fix which seemed to work. Now I just have to figure out a way of deploying it to a few hundred machines...

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    Re: Default profile and GPOs

    Ok, this really shouldn't be hard. I have a hotfix. It is an .exe. How do I deploy it to my 500 odd machines automatically? I can't deploy it through SMS because it's neither an MSI nor a proper Windows Update (and I haven't got the inventory enabled anyway, and can't be bothered to find out how unless someone has a nice easy step-by-step guide), nor can I seem to install it by running it at startup. What do I have to do?!?!?!

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    Re: Default profile and GPOs EDIT: Now how to install hotfix

    See this KB article for hotfix command line switches.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/262841

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    Re: Default profile and GPOs EDIT: Now how to install hotfix

    I have had a look at that. They only help if I could figure a way of running the update successfully on a machine from a remote location though.

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    Re: Default profile and GPOs EDIT: Now how to install hotfix

    There was a script posted in the slow logon thread that you can probably adapt to run this hotfix.

    http://www.edugeek.net/index.php?nam...&p=38680#38680

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    Re: Default profile and GPOs EDIT: Now how to install hotfix

    That's pretty much exactly the same script as I wrote (except I couldn't get the script to read the files from my file server, so I actually put them in the policies folder). Unfortunately it doesn't work. At least I don't think it does - I'll have another go now.

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    Re: Default profile and GPOs EDIT: Now how to install hotfix

    Make sure you change the registry key marker.

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    Re: Default profile and GPOs EDIT: Now how to install hotfix

    Teth wrote:
    I remebered half way home that copying it with the GUI isn't enough I should set permissions first


    eh??? Is this a typo?

    When I talk about copying with the GUI, I'm referring to the section under My Computer Properties, Advanced, User Profiles where the local profiles are listed and may be copied.
    Yea thats exactly the part. When you choose copy it the dialogue asks you where to put it and crucially what to change the permissions on the profile too. I recopied the profile when I got in this morning remembering to add Staff this time and it worked flawlessly.

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