04/08/2013 4977 views

Hi All,

we are half way through a change to our user profile management. We have decided to go with a product named "ProfileUnity" which basically only roams specified settings. In order for this system to work it hooks onto the userinit at winlogon to do its bits and bobs. This isnt too much of an issue as i can get around this by scripting the following change:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon,userinit,C:\Windows\System32\kusrinit.exe, "C:\Program Files\ProfileUnity\userinit.exe",

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon,userinitreplaced,C:\Program Files\ProfileUnity\userinit.exe,

This then allows profileunity and kace to work in harmony.

However along comes a kace agent update and blows the whole thing out of the water. For those of you that dont know the update changes the above reg values to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon,userinit,C:\Windows\System32\kusrinit.exe,

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon,userinitreplaced,C:\Windows\System32\userinit.exe,

This ofcourse breaks profileunity.

My question is, does anybody have any ideas on how to get around the agent update doing this? perhaps its possible to stop the reg change? or maybe i just have to bite the bullet and do a kscript agent update.....and if so does anybody have tips on that?

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Download the latest version of ProfileUnity version 5.6.  It directly fixes issues with the userinit.exe allowing ProfileUnity and Dell Kace to work in harmony. You can instantly download it by going to this link and filling out a quick form: http://www.liquidwarelabs.com/solutions/index.asp
click on downloads and your good to go.


Answered 08/21/2013 by: XxTimeLordxX
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change the keys to read only execpt for one certain user that you want to be able to change them

Answered 04/08/2013 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc728310%28v=ws.10%29.aspx