Creating or tweaking a default profile

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by demian64, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. demian64 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I am creating an image for a 10.2.8 migration and I want to set up a default profile so that any accounts created on the machine have certain features and preferences already set. I've done this a lot on PC's but never on an OS X build.
     
  2. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    OK, here's a quick and dirty explanation of how OS X creates new user directories.

    OS X uses a template for all new accounts based on the info in this directory:
    /System/Library/UserTemplate/English.lproj

    It contains all the directories and files that appear by default for a user, including all of their preferences.

    Here's more info on the topic:
    http://www.stat.ucla.edu/esources/deployment/notes.php

    Be sure to make a backup copy of the template before you start working. ;)
     

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