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  1. I'm not having a problem updating the default NTUSER.DAT. I can open it again and the changes are there. The new user just doesn't get the changes.
  2. good catch. Thanks.. Doesn't look like it helped. I'll dig into it some more tomorrow. Thanks for the help though. (forgot to click submit on this before I left yesterday)
  3. Yes, some of the changes propigate. And no, you don't use HKCU. I'm mounting the default users NTUSER.DAT as \HKU\test and writing the changes. When they log in for the first time, this should be copied to their profile and used as their HKCU hive.
  4. EDIT: This is Server 2003 SP2 by the way. I'm trying to make some default user profile changes via command line "reg" Example reg add "HKU\Test\software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects" /v "VisualFXSetting" /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f These changes work and if I load up the Default User NTUSER.DAT file, the changes are there. However, when I log in as a different user for the first time, not all of the changes propigate to the newly logged in user. The above entry is one that doesn't seem to take. I make that change in conjunction with some other settings that go along with it. These changes are specific to a certian group of servers we have. The other setting I can never seem to get to stick is showing system or "super hidden" files. Again, this reg entry shows up in the NTUSER.DAT file for the default user, but the setings don't seem to propigate to the newly logged in user. :: *** Show super hidden (i.e. system) files reg add "HKU\Test\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /v ShowSuperHidden /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f reg add "HKU\Test\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /v SuperHidden /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f And here is the full reg section for one specific group of servers. :: ****************************************************************** :: ***** Configure Default User :: ****************************************************************** :: *** Load Default User hive reg load "HKU\Test" "%USERPROFILE%\..\Default User\NTUSER.DAT" :: *** Set up default theme as Luna reg add "HKU\Test\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\ThemeManager" /v ColorName /t REG_SZ /d NormalColor /f reg add "HKU\Test\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\ThemeManager" /v DllName /t REG_Expand_SZ /d %SystemRoot%\resources\Themes\luna\luna.msstyles /f reg add "HKU\Test\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\ThemeManager" /v LastUserLangID /t REG_SZ /d 1033 /f reg add "HKU\Test\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\ThemeManager" /v SizeName /t REG_SZ /d NormalSize /f reg add "HKU\Test\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\ThemeManager" /v ThemeActive /t REG_SZ /d 1 /f reg add "HKU\Test\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\ThemeManager" /v WCreatedUser /t REG_SZ /d 1 /f :: *** Set Visual Performance Settings to custom reg add "HKU\Test\software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects" /v "VisualFXSetting" /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f :: *** Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop reg add "HKU\Test\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /v ListviewShadow /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f :: *** Adds settings for Smooth scroll list boxes, Slide open combo boxes, Fade or slide menus into view :: *** Show shadows under mouse pointer, Fade or slide tooltips into view, Fade out menu items after clicking :: *** and Show shadows under menus reg add "HKU\Test\Control Panel\Desktop" /v UserPreferencesMask /t REG_BINARY /d be1a0780 /f :: *** Smooth edges of screen fonts reg add "HKU\Test\Control Panel\Desktop" /v FontSmoothing /t REG_SZ /d 2 /f reg add "HKU\Test\Control Panel\Desktop" /v FontSmoothingType /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f :: *** Unload Default User hive reg unload "hku\Test" Anyone know why this happens or a way around it?