Yes to 1 and 3.
1. If you are imaging the computers and rename them after imaging there
is a field in the registry that retains the old name. There may also be a
connection with using netplwiz to force the local login that is necessary
for this bug to hit the Novell Client.
To see if this is what is happening, log in as an account with
1. Run regedit.
2. Find DefaultDomainName
3. It will have the old name of the computer, change it to the new name.
4. Test to see if the login script runs at startup now.
3. Microsoft no longer supports copying a profile to the default profile.
I found the following process on line and so far (over 300 win 7
machines) it has worked for us.
1. Make all of your changes and settings on an account on the computer, we
use an administrative account we call Teacher.
2. Create another administrative account or enable Administrator. Restart
the computer and log in as this second administrative account.
3. Navigate to the Users folder.
4. Goto Organize, Folder Options and select the View tab. Click the radio
button next to Show hidden files, folders and drives.
5. Right click the Default folder inside Users, select Copy, right click
on an empty part of the window for the Users folder and select Paste,
creating a copy of the Default folder.
6. Delete the Default folder.
7. Copy the folder for the user account you have set up, using the same
technique you used to copy the Default folder. Copy the whole folder, if
you just create a folder and copy the contents the permissions will not be
8. Rename the copy of the user folder Default.
9. Log in as a new account, it will create a new profile using the
settings you had in the source account.
> Hi All,
> We are Novell/Zenworks 10 shop and slowly rolling out windows 7 now on
> some desktops/laptops.
> Some issues we are having that I would love some help on:
> 1. Network drives are not mapping reliably at login time. Sometimes they
> do, sometimes they do not. When it doesn't work, if the user
> reauthenticates(logs in) after they login, the network mapping appears but
> this is a pain.
> 2. We have our students setup in subcontainers by their year of
> graduation. For example, John Smith 2012 would log in smithj.2012 for his
> user login. This works for users logging in with XP but not Windows 7.
> 3. I need help with setting up the new method of "default user profiles"
> so that when users login they get the desktop settings that we would like
> them to have, such as default webpage, having Office files save to their
> network folder by default, etc.
> Has anyone run into these and have any ideas/fixes/thoughts? Thanks, Jean
> Jean Campbell
> CESU Technology Support
> 211 Browns Trace
> Jericho, VT 05465
> Phone: 802-858-1726
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