How to Recreate a Winxp Student Lab Profile

So you need to create a new student lab profile at WCC? These guidelines should help.


TEC25B will be used as an example for this explanation.

Steps

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    Make sure no PC in the lab is logged in as XPINST. It’s OK if U#’s are logged in.
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    From your PC, locate current lab profile on the appropriate server
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    Rename the profile by adding –OLD to the end of the lab name (Ex: TEC25B-OLD)
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    Create a new folder for the lab. It must be spelled exactly the way the old lab was named (Ex: TEC25B)
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    Use DELUID to delete all local profiles, including XPINST.
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    Log in as XPINST (the new profile will be created)
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    Open the “Take a tour of Windows XP” when prompted and then cancel it so it doesn't run after reboots.
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    Run Word to configure the Office apps for the first time. Set the user name to “Westchester Community College”.
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    Remove Outlook from the Start Menu.
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    Pin Word to the Start Menu.
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    Log off.
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    On the server, copy desktop items (if any) from the old profile into the new profile. Also, copy special menu items from the old profile’s Start Menu and Programs menu (if applicable) into the new profile.
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    Lock the new profile.
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    Log in to two or three PC’s as the U# to make sure the new profile is working and complete.

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