i just discovered a thing in my vista professional whick took me all day
busy to solve it.
I had to setup the pc for the users so, i installaed all drivers and
programs, created a dummy user where to set my preferences, and then i went
to the administrative account to copy the dummy user profile to ther
"default" user profile.
Then i tried to log into a new user and in the registry, the following key:
were still full of "REG_SZ" values with paths relative still to the dummy
When i tryed to open Autocad LT 2008 with the new user i got an error
explained in this link:
"Error 1606 during stand-alone or network installation on Windows Vista"
to solve the problem i had to do the following to the "dummy user" before
copying it again in the "default" user profile:
export this key in a file:
(which contains "REG_EXPAND_SZ" values of paths with the "%USERPROFILE%"
delete this key:
(which contains "REG_SZ" values of paths *without* the "%USERPROFILE%"
edit the ".reg file" and replace the string "User Shell Folders" with "Shell
Folders" and save it.
merge the "hacked" reg file to the registry..
then, i copyed the profile to "default" and all users are now able to run
i noticed that the keys exists in the same way also in my windows xp
why such things happens? do you think Microsoft will solve this?
Mauro Poletto Lonato (Bs) Italy