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JSI Tip 3245. How do I configure the monitor on which a program starts for all new users?

In Knowledge Base Article Q238886, Microsoft described "How to Set Up and Troubleshoot Multiple Monitors in Windows 2000".

If you want to configure the monitor on which a program starts, for all new users:

1. Log on to the computer as a 'test' user.

2. Open the program and drag the program window to the monitor you wish it to start on.

3. Log off.

4. Log on as a Member of the Administrators group.

5. Copy the NTUser.dat from the 'test' user, "%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\'test'", to the default user profile.

NOTE: Some programs cannot use the Multiple Monitor feature.

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