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Creating NTUSER.DAT file programatically

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As part of the sys-admin tasks I undertake, it includes the profiling of
user accounts.

Most of this has been done through scripting, but there is still the
hands on part of mapping drives etc that the GPO miss.

Is it possible as part of a vb.net application to create a stub
NTUSER.DAT file with all the necessary trimmings for the users?

Has anyone tried doing such a task?
Nov 21 '05 #1
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Wayne J wrote:
As part of the sys-admin tasks I undertake, it includes the profiling of
user accounts.

Most of this has been done through scripting, but there is still the
hands on part of mapping drives etc that the GPO miss.

Is it possible as part of a vb.net application to create a stub
NTUSER.DAT file with all the necessary trimmings for the users?

Has anyone tried doing such a task?


Mapping drives should really be done via a logon script. You can use
group membership to automate it.

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Daniel
MCSE, MCP+I, MCP in Windows 2000/NT

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Nov 21 '05 #2

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Daniel wrote:
Wayne J wrote:
As part of the sys-admin tasks I undertake, it includes the profiling
of user accounts.

Most of this has been done through scripting, but there is still the
hands on part of mapping drives etc that the GPO miss.

Is it possible as part of a vb.net application to create a stub
NTUSER.DAT file with all the necessary trimmings for the users?

Has anyone tried doing such a task?

Mapping drives should really be done via a logon script. You can use
group membership to automate it.


That works for standard mappings, but the drive mappings are only part
of what I am attempting to accomplish as there are other registry
settings that need to be done.
Nov 21 '05 #3

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Wayne J wrote:
Daniel wrote:
Wayne J wrote:
As part of the sys-admin tasks I undertake, it includes the profiling
of user accounts.

Most of this has been done through scripting, but there is still the
hands on part of mapping drives etc that the GPO miss.

Is it possible as part of a vb.net application to create a stub
NTUSER.DAT file with all the necessary trimmings for the users?

Has anyone tried doing such a task?


Mapping drives should really be done via a logon script. You can use
group membership to automate it.


That works for standard mappings, but the drive mappings are only part
of what I am attempting to accomplish as there are other registry
settings that need to be done.


Again, registry settings can be done via the logon script as well. DOS
scripting is really powerful which is something that most people overlook!

--

Daniel
MCSE, MCP+I, MCP in Windows 2000/NT

--------------------------------------
remove the 2nd madrid from my mail address to contact me.
Nov 21 '05 #4

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