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{Advice offered} - Multiple machine profiles for a user

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by [email protected], Oct 19, 2000.

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  1. jmy@work

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    Have a switched network running TCP/IP. Students have been using 95 client machines. Now have 2 labs with 98. Using user profiles (user.man) for all kids. Problem occurs when they log on to a 98 machine. Since there profile is for 95, the machine goes through gyrations getting things converted. As a result, have disabled profiles for these machines, and users are changing the machines willy-nilly. I want to have a way for users to be able to have a profile for each machine.

    Had the idea of making a duplicate user acct for each kid (we use numbers): 4065L to indicate an account for use in the lab (98 machine). Kid would use 4065 acct for other workstations. same home directory. Set the 4065L to look for the profile in somewhere other than the home directory. Questions: will this work?, is it the best way to solve this problem? Ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Reuel Miller

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    Greetings

    Another way to do this, would be to use Policies.

    Instead of restricting each profile, you can set a system wide Policy, so that whenever a student logs onto a workstation, it locks the workstation down and restricts access to the Control Panel, to certain Start menu options (like the Run command) etc.

    If you look on your NT CD (I can not remember if Policy Editor gets loaded in the basic load for NT Server, I think it does, but it might not), under tools or Utils, you will find it.

    The one thing to remember, is to create the policies on the OS that it is going to effect. So, win95 policies must be created on a win95 machine, win98 on a win98 machine and NT policies on an NT machine (ie. you run the Poledit.exe from a PC with the correct OS).

    Cheers



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