What happened to "all users" in Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by kerry, May 3, 2007.

  1. kerry

    kerry Guest

    I am not seeing the "all users" profile in Visata that was always in XP. Were
    did it go? Or, where do I put shortcuts I want to show up on all desktops?

    Thanks,

    Kerry
     
    kerry, May 3, 2007
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  2. Kerry

    All Users is now the Program Data folder, located at C:\Program Data.
     
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, May 3, 2007
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  3. kerry

    kerry Guest

    OK, I am not seeing C:\Program Data on my C: drive, any ideas? I am the
    administrator of the machine.
     
    kerry, May 3, 2007
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  4. kerry

    Kerry Brown Guest

    User accounts are stored under C:\Users. Look in the Public account for
    Public Desktop.
     
    Kerry Brown, May 3, 2007
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  5. Kerry

    Sorry, I should have mentioned that Program Data is a hidden folder. Click
    the Organize drop down menu and select Folder and search options/View Tab.
    Slect to show Hidden Files and Folders there. You will need to exit and then
    restart Windows Explorer to see the change.
     
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, May 3, 2007
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  6. Hello,
    Parts of All Users exist at c:\programdata and parts exist at
    c:\users\public.
    Open an elevated cmd prompt.
    change directory to c:\users and run dir /a.
    This will show the folders as well as the junction points and Symbolic
    Links. This shows a symbolic link for All Users pointing to c:\programdata
    Example:
    Directory of C:\Users
    04/27/2007 03:00 PM <DIR> darrell
    03/10/2007 04:00 AM <DIR> Default
    11/02/2006 06:01 AM <JUNCTION> Default User [C:\Users\Default]
    11/02/2006 05:51 AM 174 desktop.ini
    03/10/2007 04:00 AM <DIR> Public

    Now go to c:\programdata
    You will see Junction Points pointing back to c:\users\public for certain
    locations
    Directory of C:\ProgramData

    05/03/2007 10:00 AM <DIR> .
    [C:\Users\Public\Favorites]
    03/10/2007 04:00 AM <DIR> Microsoft
    04/11/2007 03:01 AM <DIR> Microsoft Help
    05/01/2007 07:41 PM 156,447 ntuser.pol
    11/02/2006 06:01 AM <JUNCTION> Start Menu
    [C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu]
    11/02/2006 06:01 AM <JUNCTION> Templates
    [C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Templates]



    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

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    |>Kerry
    |>
    |>Sorry, I should have mentioned that Program Data is a hidden folder.
    Click
    |>the Organize drop down menu and select Folder and search options/View
    Tab.
    |>Slect to show Hidden Files and Folders there. You will need to exit and
    then
    |>restart Windows Explorer to see the change.
    |>
    |>--
    |>
    |>Ronnie Vernon
    |>Microsoft MVP
    |>Windows Shell/User
    |>
    |>
    |>|>> OK, I am not seeing C:\Program Data on my C: drive, any ideas? I am the
    |>> administrator of the machine.
    |>>
    |>> "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
    |>>
    |>>> Kerry
    |>>>
    |>>> All Users is now the Program Data folder, located at C:\Program Data.
    |>>>
    |>>> --
    |>>>
    |>>> Ronnie Vernon
    |>>> Microsoft MVP
    |>>> Windows Shell/User
    |>>>
    |>>>
    |>>> |>>> >I am not seeing the "all users" profile in Visata that was always in
    XP.
    |>>> >Were
    |>>> > did it go? Or, where do I put shortcuts I want to show up on all
    |>>> > desktops?
    |>>> >
    |>>> > Thanks,
    |>>> >
    |>>> > Kerry
    |>>>
    |>
    |>
     
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], May 3, 2007
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