|Profile Guard Utility Overview
If you are trying to distribute a common desktop
to Win9X clients using group policies and want to avoid users creating their
own profile this utility may well help!
In common use at many schools, the RedFox
Profile Guard utility overcomes the limitation of Windows asking each user
if they want their settings saved and requesting a password once 'All users
of this computer share the same preferences' has been enabled in the Passwords
control panel applet.
As enabling the passwords applet's share preferences
option is a pre-requisite for the correct operation of group policies, this
issue has been the bane of many administrators lives resulting in many hours
housekeeping because users rarely answer 'No' to the new user dialogue box
and cancel the password entry window.
What usually happens, especially with in-experienced
school users, is they select the default option of 'Yes' and enter their
domain password when prompted, resulting in a new user profile and more
work for you the Network Administrator.
The RedFox Profile Guard utility can overcome
this issue by monitoring for and responding to these dialogue windows during
login progress before they ever trouble the user.