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
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
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.