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  • Hi

     

    I have setup several computers with similar profiles at work all with the same user name. I have modified the profiles such as theme, start menu, styles,etc to suit how I would like it to be. This setup was performed before I discovered SteadyState.

     

    When I tried to import the user profile in SteadyState that I created on another computer during testing. It says the user already exists and it resets the profile settings for the user and I lose the icons, styles etc that I had previously.

     

    Is it possible to import only the options of SteadyState and not recreate the whole user profile? I don't want to import the settings and then having to go through and set all the styles, etc again.

     

    Thanks

     

     

    Thursday, August 30, 2007 2:26 AM

Answers

  • Hi Abe,
     
    If the user profile which you would like to import already exists on the computer, the original user profile will be overwritten. This behavior is  by design. Please understand that we cannot  only import SteadyState restriction settings. Thank you for your understanding.


    If these computers are working in a domain, you can apply the SteadyState restrictions through group policy or registry settings:


    Windows SteadyState includes a Group Policy template called SCTSettings.adm in the ADM folder commonly located in C:\Program Files\Windows SteadyState. This template reproduces most of the settings included in the Windows SteadyState Feature Restrictions tab of the User Settings dialog box, and can be used to deploy restrictions to users. Related information can be found in SteadyState handbook:


    Windows SteadyState Handbook
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D64AF114-336C-4418-BEB7-E074E813B498&displaylang=en
     
    Most of the Computer Restriction settings can be configured via group policy or registry . You can configure logon script to import the registry values to deploy them. Please refer to the following thread to obtain more information about the Computer Restriction settings:


    http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsToolsandUtilities/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2004193&SiteID=69
     
    There is a known issue after deploying SCTSettings.adm restrictions. You can refer to the following thread:

     
    http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsToolsandUtilities/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1952148&SiteID=69
     
    Best Regards,

    Friday, August 31, 2007 10:11 AM