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The machines here in the office are all Deep Frozen with a single user profile that is copied whenever one of our employees logs in. The problem is that this copying of the profile takes an amazingly long amount of time (4 minutes or longer). We don't need users to have their own profiles when they log in because when they reboot, deep freeze wipes everything anyway. So here's the question:

Is there any way that we could set it up so when a new user logs in their profile is pointed to the one we are copying? So instead of copying a new profile, their entry in the registry would just point to the default profile.
 

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Deep Freeze sets the computer back to its original state every time it's restarted. They could delete the profile, uninstall programs, fill it up with viruses... none of it would matter. As soon as it reboots, it's back to the way it was when we installed it. We work in tech support so this is crucial to our environment. Since nothing they do will cause a problem with the profile (because it gets wiped) I'd rather point them to that one instead of copying one constantly.
 

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?Try using Windows Steady State instead?
Free from here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/sharedaccess/default.mspx

It's the copying of the "base" profile that presents the user with a "virgin" profile each time that they log on. Changing the "base" profile (by allowing users to access it) will cause the profile to change. I'd suggest contacting DeepFreeze for further details about this.
 
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