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JSI Tip 0113 - Prevent logon of mandatory profile user when the server is down.

As you know, to create a manditory profile, you rename the user's NTUser.dat file to To prevent these users from logging on when the server is off-line:

1. Rename the profile folder to include a .man extension
2. In User Manager for Domains, change the User's Profile Path: to reflect the .man extension

Example: If Jennifer's profile path was \\Server\Share\Jennifer\Profile, change it to \\Server\Share\Jennifer\ and reflect that change in the User Profile Path: entry of User Manager for Domains.

With these changes, Jennifer will be prevented from logging on during those rare server outages.

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