Win 95 Policy Files

Phil Docking phild at
Thu Aug 28 12:09:00 GMT 1997

>I believe its a DWORD value of 1 in 
>  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Network\Logon\UserProfiles

>Easier is using poledit: File->OpenRegistry then

>> does anyone know what the registry entry is to get w95 to start
>> reading CONFIG.POL files from the NETLOGON share? 

Yes - 'HKLM\Network\Logon\UserProfiles = 1' enables user profiles, but
on a W95 workstation with no NT server you have to set a couple of
registry settings to allow a 'manual' download of policies from a
particular network path. So add (from a .reg file):

; Install Manual config update from server

On another note - in order to get roaming profiles to work on W95 with
no NT server, I had to do some horrible things to the registry, which
I'm not sure is (or was ever) necessary - it worked so I kept it.

The basic idea was to set the registry keys in the default users'
'ProfileReconciliation', 'ShellFolders' and 'UserShellFolders' keys, to
point to a directory on a mounted home (samba) drive - surprisingly,
this actually works. If you want any more details let me know.


	-Phil Docking.

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