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    Mandatory Profiles creation problem

    We have followed, to the letter, the EduGeek Wiki for creating mandatory profiles... however...

    the profile works ok for the one user we used to create the profile in the first place but, for all other users, our redirected Start Menu and Desktop does not appear and they are left with an Admin desktop and Start Menu.

    The Desktop and Start Menu folders in the created mandatory profile are empty so we do not know where the items appearing on the Desktop and Start Menu are coming from.

    Any suggestions would be very useful.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Mandatory Profiles creation problem

    they maybe coming from the all users folder in user documents.

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users

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    Re: Mandatory Profiles creation problem

    as FN said i would guess that they are populating from the all users setting.

    When you was creating the Man profile did you have the start menu and desktop already redirected from GPO?

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    Re: Mandatory Profiles creation problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Nij.UK
    When you was creating the Man profile did you have the start menu and desktop already redirected from GPO?
    Yup... we started off as if it was a new user with redirected desktop and start menu then altered the various program settings accordingly.

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    Re: Mandatory Profiles creation problem

    have you checked the permissions on the share where the start menu and the desktop are located? so that you student user has access to the share.

    Is this being done via a share and using the full UNC path for the location

    \\<server_name>\<share_name>

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    Re: Mandatory Profiles creation problem

    We are swapping from roaming profiles to a mandatory profile. We've always had the redirected desktop and start menu and it has always worked.
    It works fine under roaming profiles but not under mandatory.

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    Re: Mandatory Profiles creation problem

    Anyone with any more suggestions?

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    Re: Mandatory Profiles creation problem

    No worries... all is solved

    It was all to do with the permissions when you "Copy To..." - sorted now.

    Ta for all your help.

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    Re: Mandatory Profiles creation problem

    Quote Originally Posted by paulsharpe
    No worries... all is solved D

    It was all to do with the permissions when you "Copy To..." - sorted now.

    Ta for all your help.
    Hey Paulsharpe,
    Could u be a little more specific in your explanation of your solution for your mandatoy profiles issue? I am trying the same thing and I would like to know exactly how you solved it.

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    Re: Mandatory Profiles creation problem

    He is on about the GUI you use when you do Right click My Computer > Properties > Advanced User Profile Settings. The copy to button allows you to assign permissions.

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    Re: Mandatory Profiles creation problem

    Excellent!!...Thank you guys!

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    Re: Mandatory Profiles creation problem

    We made sure that the permissions in the "Copy To..." command were for Everyone

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    Re: Mandatory Profiles creation problem

    or Authenticated Users works too

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    Re: Mandatory Profiles creation problem

    Hi, I have created a mandatory profile following the wiki.

    I changed the desktop background to plain blue. When logging on as a user, with the profile set to this newly created profile that has been copied to the server, I get the clouds and hills background.

    Has anyone got any ideas what is wrong? Could it be something to do with desktop redirection perhaps?

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    Re: Mandatory Profiles creation problem

    tazz, I have found that the wallpaper is never usually saved when creating mandatory profiles from my experience, what you could do is create a bitmap of the plain blue background and copy it to the server, then in Group Policy under User Configuration>Desktop turn on Active Desktop and then use the Active Desktop Wallpaper setting in the same folder and put in the full UNC path of the plain blue wallpaper and it will be set, make sure the user has read permissions on the folder the share with the wallpaper.
    You will end up with that horrible blue around icon labels on the desktop but it will enforce your chosen walppaper and prevent if from being changed

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