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26th May 2011, 01:07 PM #16
Stuck on IE7 due to old software that won't run on 8!
26th May 2011, 03:46 PM #17
Try computer -> admin -> windows components -> I.E. -> Prevent performance of first run (go to home page).
Also IE8 is a real sod inregards to proxy settings and local CUSTOM settings. Local CUSTOM settings are applied "on launch" therefore overriding your GPOS. GRRR!
Also if someone has a local cached profile that was wasnt mandatory (.dat) then the following could happen: they login, the .MAN is copied but the previous .DAT takes priority, hence the .MAN is never used. Worst still, the .DAT is migrated back when they log off. GRR!
9th May 2013, 02:36 PM #18
Originally Posted by reggiep
OK, I'm trying that, but getting confused. Is this still the relevant approach for Server 2008 R2 / Windows 7...? I copy the profile to a new .v2 folder, but when I try to log back in as the relevant user I get: "The Group Policy Client service failed the logon. Access is denied."
Originally Posted by localzuk
9th May 2013, 02:46 PM #19
No. You have to craft your profile during initial setup of a machine, before sysprepping it - then once the machine has booted, you can copy the default profile off and rename that how you wish.
Originally Posted by BJG
This is the Microsoft article about it - Customize the default local user profile when preparing an image of Windows
9th May 2013, 03:04 PM #20
Thanks for the reply, but I'm not sure what you mean...we have a working mandatory profile with Windows 7 clients, but I need to make a change to it.
9th May 2013, 03:05 PM #21
What sort of change? It depends what changes you need to make.
Originally Posted by BJG
9th May 2013, 03:14 PM #22
I'm actually trying to cure a strange glitch when the students run Excel, whereby they frequently receive a "Could not open file" error when trying to open documents until they run IE and close it. (Strange but true).
9th May 2013, 03:23 PM #23
You should be able to open the ntuser.man file using regedit if you need to edit the registry. Editing other things will mean you have to go back to the original creation stage but I'm not sure. Not sure about the app data part though!
13th May 2013, 12:03 PM #24
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As far as my own mandatory profile, albeit on a standalone PC, if i want to edit anything, i just rename the ntuser.man to ntuser.dat, log in as the user that the logon is assigned to, edit away. once done i just logout and rename the ntuser.dat to ntuser.man again.
If however youre trying to edit things that may be disallowed via GPO and arent editable when logged in as that user (though you can temporarily disable GPO's), and it is a simple change/edit that can be made via regedit, i would try the aforementioned load the ntuser.man hive, assign it to a temporary key (i always use 11111111) in regedit and edit the necessary registry entries, then unload the hive and test.
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13th May 2013, 12:23 PM #25
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