Ubuntu usage in company

Andrew Farris flyindragon1 at aol.com
Thu Jan 21 02:16:08 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-01-20 at 17:57 +0200, Donatas wrote:
> Well i'll try to explain.
> I mean i don't need to have all users profiles like in Windows DC/AD.
> I just need to look all user profiles the same (it includes desktop
> background, theme settings, login screen, the "look" of openoffice
> (buttons, bars etc), bottom bar, top bar and so on. Users will work on
> their own box'es and won't migrate.
> My idea is to copy profile settings (i assume it is the folders in
> home dir with the dot in front like .openoffice .xmms .firefox)

>From this message, I'm assuming the following:
      * You want every user to have identical desktop setups (i.e. no
        custom window themes, icons, etc)
      * You do NOT want users changing their own settings (i.e.
        rearranging the panels, changing themes, etc)
      * Users will NOT be migrating between computers, so their profiles
        will remain on whatever computer they are using.
      * You do NOT require the user profiles to be located somewhere

Given this, I believe that you are looking for a method to lock down the
desktop, and a guide on how to do so can be found here:

and possibly (if you are wanting to set up a custom theme/look and feel
for your users) then you would be wanting to modify the /etc/skel
folder. See the following link for some info:

Hope that helps!

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