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Windows 7: Default user profile tutorial?

05 Aug 2010   #1

Win 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Default user profile tutorial?

Hi,

I am used to setting up xp machines where i would log in as myself and make all of the desktop, network and shell changes and copy my profile over top of the default user profile. this would ensure that any user logging into the computer for the first time would have the setup I want them to have so they can start working right away.


Is there a tutorial on how to do this on windows 7?

thanks,


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05 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I believe what you need is the group policy editor. Type "group policy" into the search bar and click on it. That should let you make changes for all users if I'm not mistaken.
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05 Aug 2010   #3

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Agreed - it depends on what you're trying to do. However, if you make changes as the local Administrator on your build, and then set CopyProfile to True in your unattend after you run sysprep to generalize/prep your install image, that Administrator's profile gets copied to the default user's profile when the image is applied (most settings, not all, but close). See this blog post from the Deployment Guys on your options, supported and otherwise.
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