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How to customize the Default Users profile

Posted On 2007-02-13 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Default Users Profile
Tags: General Tip Networking Windows XP
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Want to customize the desktop experience for any user who logs onto a computer? Customize the Default User user profile on the machine, which is found in C:\Documents and Settings\Default User.

When a user logs onto a Windows computer for the first time, the machine first checks the NETLOGON share on the domain controller to see if there is a Default Users folder present there. If it finds one, it uses this profile as a template for creating a user profile for the user. If Windows can''t find a Default Users folder in NETLOGON, it uses the local Default Users profile to generate a profile for the user.


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