Building mandatory profiles – Part three: Windows Libraries

The ultimate guide to building mandatory profiles – Part Three

1.) Browse to:

C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries

2.) Here you will find the libraries of the user ManProf

Documents.library-ms

Music.library-ms

Pictures.library-ms

Videos.library-ms

3.) Open these 4 files in a text editor

4.) In each file there are two GUID’s. One referring to the library and one to the public library.

Documents
{FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}

= library

{ED4824AF-DCE4-45A8-81E2-FC7965083634}

= Publiclibrary

Music
{4BD8D571-6D19-48D3-BE97-422220080E43}

= library

{3214FAB5-9757-4298-BB61-92A9DEAA44FF}

= Publiclibrary

Pictures
{33E28130-4E1E-4676-835A-98395C3BC3BB}

= library

{B6EBFB86-6907-413C-9AF7-4FC2ABF07CC5}

= Publiclibrary

Videos
{18989B1D-99B5-455B-841C-AB7C74E4DDFC}

= library

{2400183A-6185-49FB-A2D8-4A392A602BA3}

= Publiclibrary

Public libraries are located in: C:\Users\Public. In an Server Based Computing environments users don’t have access to this location or at least shouldn’t have access to this location.

5.) Go ahead and delete the Public folder GUID line from the 4 files, the end-result should be: <url>knownfolder:</url>

6.) Next you want to delete the ownerSID and the serialized (because these refer to our ManProf user). Go ahead and delete in each file the following lines:

<ownerSID>….</ownerSID>

<serialized>….</serialized>

Finish, now the libraries only show the Document folder, and because we removed the serialized and ownerSID the files are generic.

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