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Windows Profiles mess up

Post by uatec » Wed Feb 05, 2003 1:28 pm

Our windows domain was working fine. Now, however, we have let individual users connect and log onto the domain using their own computer. This works, fine a user logs on to his personal computer using a public computer account... this not only reconfigures his PC to work exactly like a public workstation, but when he logs on to a real workstation again, it appears to be transfering some of the profiles back from the PC to the individual workstation...

has anyone seen anything like this before? Does anybody have any ideas??

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Post by mid_gen » Wed Feb 05, 2003 3:09 pm

'Our'? Active Directory? NT4? Which profiles? What? When? Why? How?

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Post by uatec » Wed Feb 05, 2003 5:06 pm

'Our'?
My Colleges
Active Directory?
Nope, just plain old SMB shared folders mount correctly for each user.
NT4?
Yup
Which profiles?
People have a profile for college machines, and a different one for their personal machines.
What?
when people log on to their own computer using the profile/account for their college machine, settings from the PC become stored in the profile,
Later when loging onto a college work station with a college machine profile, the settings from the PC express themselves on the workstation with unpleasant effects (unpleasant for all concerned)
When?
this has not been noticed before, however, we have never been in this situation before
Why?
If only I know.
How?
ditto
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Post by mid_gen » Wed Feb 05, 2003 5:57 pm

You need to root around in your PDC policies, I'm sure one of them can stop it doing that.

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