Windows 2008 R2 Mandatory Profiles

Microsoft has disabled the Copy to functionality which allowed administrators to copy profiles to a central share and set security while doing this so all users can access this profile. This is (as far as I know) deliberant.

 User Profiles

Well this posed me at first for a problem, because I had to define a Mandatory profile and one of the first steps was to copy the profile. Luckily enough I have a lot of colleagues that are smart and after a short discussion with one of them we came to the conclusion we have to create a mandatory profile the “old-fashioned” way.


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