This step-by-step article describes how to assign a mandatory user profile for Windows 2000-based client computers in a Windows 2000 domain.
A mandatory user profile is a user account in which the settings are preconfigured by the administrator. If you are using a mandatory user profile, you can modify the profile, but when you log off the computer, the changes are not saved to the profile location (the changes are non-persistent). When you log on to the computer again, the original mandatory profile is loaded on the computer.
Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.
Locate the container that contains the user account whose settings you want to modify.
In the right pane, right-click the user account that you want to configure, and then click Properties.
Click the Profile tab.
In the Profile path box, type the location of the profile that you want to assign.
When you type the location, use the following UNC format, where Server_name is the name of the computer where the profiles are stored and Share_name is the shared folder that contains the mandatory profile:
On the workstation computer, log on to the domain by using the account to which you have assigned the mandatory profile, and then test to make sure that the profile settings have been successfully applied.