Profiles sorta work…

11 Jun

Although I haven’t gotten the mandatory part working yet, I did finally get a working roaming profile.  Unfortunately I don’t really know how I finally got it to work – as with most things windoze I just got frustrated enough to try one thing, if it didn’t work – delete the profile and try something else until it finally started working – yay!

The next road-block was  waiting for me though.  The next part of the project was to have the machines login automagically – and they will if it’s the local account, but I need them to login to the domain so the domain’s group and machine policies will take effect.  But alas, the autologin happens before the machine is registered with the domain, so it konks out saying the domain is not available at this time.  There are a couple “fixes” for this issue that I’ve tried, but again none of them seem to be working: Removing the machine from the domain and re-joining it, implementing a scripted delay prior to the login – which would work but for some reason hangs explorer.exe, actually ANY startup script, even if it’s just comments and no commands seems to hang explorer.exe – so I’m not too sure what’s going on there – Yay MS!

AND of course this week I’ve been updating a lot of our patron XP machines to SP3 where I noticed that there were some left-over turds from the last upgrade of IE7 (runonce – what a F’King annoying POS that is!!! Forcing you to pick a default search engine – if I want a F’ing search engine I go to their F’n site on my own TYVM – almost as bad as WMP10’s insistence on a music vendor).  And while doing those upgrades I was also doing other updates – like JAVA/Flash/Firefox, etc – there’s another piece of work, Adobe and Sun are getting to be just about as annoying as MS!  Continually trying to install extra bloatware “under the radar” like GoogleToolbar and OpenOffice crapWare.  If I want that Sh*t I download it myself, quit trying to foist that crap on my system when I’m just trying to get a GD update!

Is the frustration apparent yet? LOL!  Jeebus, it’s no wonder people are getting so P.O.’d at these idiots.  Well, enough ranting for today, I’m sure I’ll have more to bitch about next week! 


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