A question about NT Domains
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at switchboard.net
Fri Apr 10 18:53:12 GMT 1998
On Fri, 10 Apr 1998, Jens B. Jorgensen wrote:
> Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> > On Thu, 9 Apr 1998, Paul Leach wrote:
> > > > 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
> > > > settings.
> > >
> > > 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.
> > ah, then i need to explain better. two or more users have identical
> > profiles. say only one user installs a program which adds additional keys
> > into the registry. those keys, as i understand it, will *not* be removed
> > from HKEY_LOCAL_USER when subsequent users log in.
> > therefore it is possible, say, for someone to install a program and mess
> > up the workstation for all other users.
> > does that make sense, and/or fit in with anyone else's experience?
> Sure it makes sense. However, are you sure the settings aren't being stored
> under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE?
i am talking about what USER.DAT and NTuser.DAT does. if downloading
profiles alters HKLM, then the answer to your question is yes. however, i
do not know if this (profiles alter HKLM) occurs.
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