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Windows Thread, Local admins and Mandatory Profiles in Technical; Originally Posted by maniac Have you made sure you've removed all traces of old profiles from the machine you're testing ...
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    Re: Local admins and Mandatory Profiles

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    Have you made sure you've removed all traces of old profiles from the machine you're testing it on to make sure it can't be using an old copy of the profile that might be remaining on the workstation. There's a little utility call DELPROF in the windows resource kit (I think) that removes all profiles from a workstation.#

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    Just tried it with a brand new account and still the same problem

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    Re: Local admins and Mandatory Profiles

    Do you use ranger for your start menus and desktops as well?? If so, Edit the mandatory profile and make sure there are no entries for startmenu and desktop location within the mandatory profile. (I also run a mandatory profile with ranger, and had a few issues of a simelar nature when I was getting it working.)

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    Re: Local admins and Mandatory Profiles

    Any idea where these settings are in the man profile? Dont wanna delete something I need

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    Re: Local admins and Mandatory Profiles

    The settings are located at;

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

    Obviously replace HKEY_CURRENT_USER with your mandatory profile name.

    There's also various other settings there which you might want to remove or change according to your network, but the two main ones are Desktop and Startmenu.

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    Re: Local admins and Mandatory Profiles

    Oh, you got me all excited there. Gave it a go, didnt make any difference, the actual path in the profile was fine in the first place. It feels it's just not loading the profile at all and just getting the default profile.

    But it's nice to know how to manually edit a profile for the future.

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    Re: Local admins and Mandatory Profiles

    How to set up Mandatory Profiles is here

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    Re: Local admins and Mandatory Profiles

    If you're using ranger for your desktops and startmenus I would remove these values to be on the safeside. Ranger should step in at logon and replace them with whatever is programmed into ranger.

    Insted of setting up an admin user and creating the profile using an admin user try seting up a normal user with a roaming profile (as oppose to using the mandatory one) log this user on and off, and use this as the template for your mandatory profile. The fact it's created by a normal user and not an admin user might make a difference.

    Also what share are you hosting your profile in?? Whatever share it is must be accessible to the system, not just the user (I think) I host my mandatory profile in \\school\SYSVOL\school.local\scripts\Students Policy where it works fine.

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