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  • Question

  • I am using Steady State ver 2.0, but I keep loosing certain shortcuts after I lock the user profile. It seems that I am only loosing AOL messenger, Yahoo messenger and Quicktime. Below are the steps I am using:

     

    1. Install Steady State

    2. Using Steady State I create a user profile

    3. Logout of the admin profile and login the user profile

    4. Create shortcuts to icons for various applications

    5. Restart the computer as directed

    6. Login as admin

    7. Open Steady State

    8. Open user profile

    9. Lock user profile and save changes

    10 Restart the computer

    11. Logon as user

    12. There are certain shortcuts missing, such as AOL messenger, Yahoo messenger and Quicktime

    13. But, the shortcuts are still in the admin profile

     

    Does anyone know why these shortcuts keep disappearing? I have tried to create the shortcuts in both the admin profile and user profile, but in both cases only the three icons mentioned disappear from the user profile.

     

     

     

    Thursday, January 24, 2008 6:17 AM

Answers

  • What I'd do, after locking the user profile, copy those shortcuts into the user profile's desktop from the admin desktop.

    1. Select the shortcuts you want and copy Ctrl+C
    2. Navigate to the user profile's desktop folder such as C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Desktop
    3. Paste Ctrl+V
    See if that works.

    cheers

    User Guy
    Thursday, January 24, 2008 6:29 AM

All replies

  • What I'd do, after locking the user profile, copy those shortcuts into the user profile's desktop from the admin desktop.

    1. Select the shortcuts you want and copy Ctrl+C
    2. Navigate to the user profile's desktop folder such as C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Desktop
    3. Paste Ctrl+V
    See if that works.

    cheers

    User Guy
    Thursday, January 24, 2008 6:29 AM
  •  User Guy wrote:
    What I'd do, after locking the user profile, copy those shortcuts into the user profile's desktop from the admin desktop.

    1. Select the shortcuts you want and copy Ctrl+C
    2. Navigate to the user profile's desktop folder such as C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Desktop
    3. Paste Ctrl+V


     

    This method should work. Just one point, if the user profile has been locked, please change the paste location to:

     

    C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>.orig\Desktop

     

    Best Regards,

    Friday, January 25, 2008 3:09 AM