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    ntuser.man question........?

    When i create a new staff user and set it up, they all get their own profile automatically generated along with their home directory path. The first time the user logs on the profile folders are created on a shred area on our server. The problem i have is that profile contains a ntuser.man which is automatically created in the profile.

    But when they set up their email acoount on our exchange server it does not save the settings in the profile because of the ntuser.man. I have to make sure that every account that is set up i manually delete the ntuser.man myself. Surely this is not correct?

    Am i doing somthing wrong?

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    Re: ntuser.man question........?

    Do you have a network wide Default User profile with NTUSER.MAN in it? If so, then new users would get a profile based on it.

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    Re: ntuser.man question........?

    No, all staff get their own profile, the path is created when the user logs on first time.

    THe kids get a default user profile, but i want them ti have a ntuser.man

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    Re: ntuser.man question........?

    Get rid of the roaming profiles!

    Roaming profiles are evil and in no way necessary when using folder redirection and stuff.

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    Re: ntuser.man(question........?

    @Ric

    I disagree, we have been runnig roaming profiels for staff for 2 years now and hardly have any problems at all.

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    Re: ntuser.man question........?

    Quote Originally Posted by tosca925
    @Ric

    I disagree, we have been runnig roaming profiels for staff for 2 years now and hardly have any problems at all.
    would it not be preferble to have no problems? Since the removal of roaming profiles will cure your problem in this instance and you are using the NT4 method of assigning mandatory profiles (rather than the AD method of folder rediretion).

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    Re: ntuser.man question........?

    @Ric_

    I take your point Ric but i think you have confused me a little now.........lol If possible could you please give a couple of example of how you set the configuration on the folder redirection please.

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    Re: ntuser.man question........?

    tosca,

    If you want the kids to have a mandatory profile (ie ntuser.man), you need to create a profile, put it on the network in a shared location and point all the kids' user accounts at that profile.

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    Re: ntuser.man question........?

    um....lets not turn this into a anti-roaming profiles war now :P :P

    Use the other thread :P

    [No problems at all with roaming profiles here btw :P]

    Back on track...

    I'm curious, Can you have multiple manditory profiles i.e. for different user groups for example?

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    Re: ntuser.man question........?

    You can have as many mandatory profiles as you like. I usually try to get away with as few as possible (minimize management), but some schools like to have different configs.

    Mandatory profiles are assigned to users though, not groups, although there is no reason why you should not have a number of mandatory profiles which align with a set of groups.

    Biggest hassle with mandatory profiles is modifying them. I maintain a single user account (mpman - Mandatory Profile MANager), which has full file access to all the mandatory profiles.When I want to edit one, here's what I have to do...
    1 - Make a copy of the existing mandatory profile
    2 - In the copy, rename NTUSER.MAN to NTUSER.DAT
    3 - Set the profile path in my MPMAN (mandatory profile manager) account to point to the temporary copy
    4 - Log on to a PC as MPMAN and make profile changes
    5 - Log off PC
    6 - Rename NTUSER.MAN to NTUSER.DAT
    7 - Make another backup of the original profile (just in case)
    8 - Replace the original profile with the modified copy

    Acutally, I got bored doing this and wrote a script to automate most of it!

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    Re: ntuser.man question........?

    yep yep yep

    gotcha - though I doubt I'll use them I think - but its handy to know

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