Administrator wants to have his image configured so that all of his local users have a configured customized image set up for them when they log in for the first time. An example of this would be having Firefox configured to show a custom start-up page and having customized bookmarks already in place for the first time user as opposed to receiving the pop up dialog asking to import IE settings when that new user launches Firefox.
The following solution provides a way for you to create a Gold Image with customized image settings (in this example, Firefox configured to your tastes and have every new user retain the settings you desire as well as avoid having to Import bookmarks and new browser setup.)
- Check out your Windows Gold Image in VERDE Management Console.
- Log into the Gold Image as Administrator and create a lab template user (labtemplate e.g.).
- Log out of Administrator.
- Log in as labtemplate (or whatever your template user name is) and set your environment exactly the way you want. (For Firebox , that may include bookmarks, homepage, etc.)
- Log out of the labtemplate (or whatever your template user name is).
- Log in as Administrator.
- In Control Panel/Folder Options, click on View tab and select the "Show hidden files, folders and drives" radio button. Then Click OK.
- Copy the contents of the folder c:\VERDEUsers\Users\labtemplate (or whatever your template user name is) into c:\VERDEUsers\Users\Default User folder.
- Make sure that everyone has read/write-access to c:\VERDEUsers\Users\Default User contents.
- In Control Panel/Folder Options, click on View tab and select the "Hide hidden files, folders and drives" radio button. Then Click OK.
- Create a new account, then log on under this account to test that the changes you made as the labtemplate user are now the default settings for any new local user.
- If you are satisfied with your configuration. Log out of Gold Image and check image back in from the Management Console.
- Test Image with user that doesn't have profile created on the server.