How can I make a basic user roaming profile into a mandatory profile?
When a user logs on to a computer, he/she creates a local profile which stores its settings in a file called NTUSER.DAT. This file is read/write, allowing the user to modify the profile. By simply changing the file extension from .DAT to .MAN, you will make the profile read only, which makes it a mandatory profile. Jeremy covers this process in Chapter 9 of his book.
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In all, we think it’s the right place to go for Group Policy-specific questions.
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-Jeremy Moskowitz, Group Policy MVP