A question about NT Domains
paulle at microsoft.com
Thu Apr 9 17:10:14 GMT 1998
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton [mailto:lkcl at switchboard.net]
> Sent: Thursday, April 09, 1998 5:04 AM
> On Thu, 9 Apr 1998, Paul Leach wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: William Stuart [mailto:william at hae.com]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 1998 12:28 PM
> > Both NT and Win95 support serial reuse (many users, just
> one at a time)
> > pretty well (in my obviously biased opinion -- is that
> IMOBO?). All the
> um... not quite. firstly.
> microsoft products, in my experience (internet destroyer 4,
> net meeting
> 2.1, outlook express) are very good at sorting out their act
> by storing
> user preferences in the correct place in the registry, such
> that a profile
> actually _is_ a profile.
> is this a failure for microsoft to communicate the user preferences
> capability to developers?
In some cases, e.g. Netscapes, I believe it was a desire to have Nav vary as
little as possible between platforms -- and there is no registry on Unix.
> the registry settings in USER.DAT or NTuser.DAT overwrite the previous
> user's settings, leaving any settings _not_ in the current
> user's profile
> as-is. what _should_ happen is that the old user's settings should be
> totally wiped out prior to putting the new settings in.
> it is therefore possible for one user to screw up subsequent user's
I don't understand this. USER.DAT will be a different file for different
users. I think that what you say should only happen is a second user comes
along and uses the same account as the first.
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