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Windows 9x/ME Policies

You need the Windows 98 Group Policy Editor to set up Group Profiles under Windows 9x/Me. It can be found on the original full-product Windows 98 installation CD-ROM under tools\reskit\netadmin\poledit. Install this using the Add/Remove Programs facility, and then click on Have Disk.

Use the Group Policy Editor to create a policy file that specifies the location of user profiles and/or My Documents, and so on. Then save these settings in a file called Config.POL that needs to be placed in the root of the [NETLOGON] share. If Windows 98 is configured to log onto the Samba domain, it will automatically read this file and update the Windows 9x/Me registry of the machine as it logs on.

Further details are covered in the Windows 98 Resource Kit documentation.

If you do not take the correct steps, then every so often Windows 9x/Me will check the integrity of the registry and restore its settings from the backup copy of the registry it stores on each Windows 9x/Me machine. So, you will occasionally notice things changing back to the original settings.

Install the Group Policy handler for Windows 9x/Me to pick up Group Policies. Look on the Windows 98 CD-ROM in \tools\reskit\netadmin\poledit. Install Group Policies on a Windows 9x/Me client by double-clicking on grouppol.inf. Log off and on again a couple of times and see if Windows 98 picks up Group Policies. Unfortunately, this needs to be done on every Windows 9x/Me machine that uses Group Policies.

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