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Group Policy: Fundamentals, Security, and the Managed Desktop by Jeremy Moskowitz

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Chapter 9: Profiles: Local, Roaming, and Mandatory

When a user logs onto a Windows machine, a profile is automatically generated. A profile is a collection of settings, specific to a user that sticks with that user throughout the working experience. In this chapter, I’ll talk about three types of profiles.

First is the Local Profile, which is created whenever a user logs on. Next is the Roaming Profile, which enables users to hop from machine to machine while maintaining the same configuration settings at each machine. Along our journey, I’ll also discuss some configuration tweaks that you can set using specific policy settings—specifically for Roaming Profiles.

The third type of profile is the Mandatory Profile. Like Roaming Profiles, Mandatory ...

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