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  15. Other Issues
  16. User Accounts
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  18. Policies
  19. User Rights
  20. Auditing
  21. System Policies
  22. Sharing
  23. Profiles
  24. Roaming Profiles
  25. Domains
  26. Server Management
  27. Directory Replication
  28. License Management
  29. Client Administrator
  30. Netware Tools
  31. Macintosh Support
  32. RAS Server
  33. SNMP
  34. DHCP
  35. DNS
  36. WINS
  37. Mail Service
  38. Internet
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  40. Routing and Firewalls
  41. Items to Remember
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Windows NT User Profiles

User profiles are stored in the system registry in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER subtree.

Profile Items

  • Bookmarks
  • Clock, and calendar settings - Accessories
  • Desktop
  • Favorites
  • Program Items - Taskbar
  • Screen colors - Control Panel
  • Personal program groups
  • Network connections - windows NT explorer
  • Printer connections
  • Mouse settings - Control panel
  • Start menu
  • User configurable applications

Profile Storage

Local user profiles are stored in the \WINNT_ROOT\Profiles folder. There should be a folder with the user name in this directory. When a user first logs on, the system will create a folder for them. It will use the contents of the "Default user" folder to do this. The user's profile folder contains a file with the name of the user and a ".DAT" extension, "NTUSER.DAT". The control panel System applet user profiles tab is used to copy user profiles from one location to another.