Using the All Users profile

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 30 Jan. 2007 / Last Updated on 30 Jan. 2007]

Let all users on a machine access a shortcut by using the All Users profile.

Want to ensure a shortcut or file is available to all uses of a computer? Copy the shortcut or file into the All Users user profile on the machine, which is found in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users. For example, by copying a shortcut into the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu folder, the shortcut will be available on the Start menu of all users who log onto the machine.

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Mitch Tulloch is President of MTIT Enterprises, an IT content development company based in Winnipeg, Canada. Prior to starting his own company in 1998, Mitch worked as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for Productivity Point International. Mitch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking and security and has written 14 books and over a hundred articles on various topics. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch is also a professor at Jones International University (JIU) where he teaches graduate-level courses in Information Security Management (ISM) for their Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program. For more information see http://www.mtit.com.

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