Default Profile Changes



Jason Ryon
07-09-2005, 11:56 PM
I'm looking for a guide to changing settings having to do with the default
user. Specificially, I would like to know if there is a way to change the
desktop background for all users without having to do the whole change it
with a user, log into admin, copy profile to default user...Also a few other
settings like Removing the control panel from the start menu, and a few other
cosmetic changes.

If I do have to do this, what are the proper steps? Should I just copy the
"Documents and Settings\joeuser" to "Documents and Settings\Default User" or
is there a better way to copy profiles (such as System
Properties>Advanced>Profiles...)?

Thanks for your help,
Jason Ryon

Malke
07-09-2005, 11:56 PM
Jason Ryon wrote:

> I'm looking for a guide to changing settings having to do with the
> default
> user. Specificially, I would like to know if there is a way to change
> the desktop background for all users without having to do the whole
> change it with a user, log into admin, copy profile to default
> user...Also a few other settings like Removing the control panel from
> the start menu, and a few other cosmetic changes.
>
> If I do have to do this, what are the proper steps? Should I just
> copy the "Documents and Settings\joeuser" to "Documents and
> Settings\Default User" or is there a better way to copy profiles (such
> as System Properties>Advanced>Profiles...)?
>
> Thanks for your help,
> Jason Ryon

How To Create a Custom Default User Profile -
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=319974

Malke
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www.elephantboycomputers.com
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MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Steve N.
07-09-2005, 11:58 PM
Malke wrote:

> Jason Ryon wrote:
>
>
>>I'm looking for a guide to changing settings having to do with the
>>default
>>user. Specificially, I would like to know if there is a way to change
>>the desktop background for all users without having to do the whole
>>change it with a user, log into admin, copy profile to default
>>user...Also a few other settings like Removing the control panel from
>>the start menu, and a few other cosmetic changes.
>>
>>If I do have to do this, what are the proper steps? Should I just
>>copy the "Documents and Settings\joeuser" to "Documents and
>>Settings\Default User" or is there a better way to copy profiles (such
>>as System Properties>Advanced>Profiles...)?
>>
>>Thanks for your help,
>>Jason Ryon
>
>
> How To Create a Custom Default User Profile -
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=319974
>
> Malke

I would like to see some elaboration on this statement from that article:

"Caution You will cause permissions issues if you create the custom user
profile when you are logged on as the administrator."

What permissions issues? I've done it both as administrator and as an
admin equivalent and don't recall any permissions issues as a result.

If there are any I'd like to know what.

Steve

Malke
07-09-2005, 11:58 PM
Steve N. wrote:

>> How To Create a Custom Default User Profile -
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=319974
>>
>> Malke
>
> I would like to see some elaboration on this statement from that
> article:
>
> "Caution You will cause permissions issues if you create the custom
> user profile when you are logged on as the administrator."
>
> What permissions issues? I've done it both as administrator and as an
> admin equivalent and don't recall any permissions issues as a result.
>
> If there are any I'd like to know what.
>
> Steve

You know, that's a good question. I've never created a custom default
user. Maybe Torgeir or one of the other sysadmin gods will know.

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User


Default Profile Changes