Steady State and buitlin Administrator Acount and saving onto NAS servers RRS feed

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    Hi, i know its not really needed, but why does steady state not recognize the built in accounts ie Guest and administrator, also is there any way to save user profiles onto a NAS rive
    Sunday, March 30, 2008 4:28 PM





    Thanks for posting here!


    Firstly, please understand that it is by design that Guest and Administrator account cannot be recognized by SteadyState due to potential security and usability issue. Also, I would like to include the following information on how to set mandatory profile:


    1.            Create a shared folder on a network server that will store mandatory profiles.

    2.            Create a subfolder in that shared folder for each mandatory user profile you want to use.

    3.            Click Start, and then click Control Panel. In Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.

    4.            In Computer Management, click Local Users and Groups, and then double-click Users.

    5.            For each user account that will use the mandatory profile, right-click the account and then click Properties.

    6.            In Properties, click Profile, and then, in Profile path, type the network path to the shared folder where the mandatory profile is saved (for example, C:\server1\profiles\user1).

    7.            Create, configure, and restrict a user profile in Windows SteadyState and then copy that user profile to the appropriate network shared folder.

    8.            In the network shared folder, in the profile folder, rename the Ntuser.dat file to Ntuser.man. This changes the user profile from a simple roaming profile to a mandatory profile.


    Let's see if this can be applied on your NAS server.


    Best regards,

    Wednesday, April 2, 2008 9:17 AM