User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; de-DE; rv:1.0.2) Gecko/20021120 Netscape/7.01 (CK-UKT-IM2) Build Identifier: Mozilla 1.3, Mozilla 1.2.1, Netscape 7.01 (all running Windows NT) In Netscape 4.xx it was possible that every user could see the complete list of profiles on the system, no matter who was logged in at the moment. Now with Mozilla, even the _list_ of profiles is user-dependent which causes a lot of trouble in some cases. For example, if you want (as system administrator) to convert all the users' profiles at once, you can of course do that, but the list of profiles can only be seen when _you_ are logged in. For security reasons, I think it is acceptable that the profile data itself is stored by default in the user's "home" directory, but it should be possible (as an option) to make at least the list of profiles available for all users because this is really needed in some cases (and this problem prevents us here from switching to Netscape 7.x or Mozilla!) Or, if this is impossible, there should be an option (for example an environment variable to specify a directory) to get back the "old" behaviour of Netscape 4.xx to choose a system-wide profile directory for all users. On systems with a lot of users and not only personal, but also "group" login user-names, such a solution is really necessary to keep some kind of order in the directories and to avoid user problems when they want to access their profile both from a "common" login account and from their "personal" login account. Please do not start discussions about the importance of the "security" features like it happens in all the "xxxxxx.slt" bugs and topics. Such decisions should be allowed to each user - who can be really annoyed if he/she cannot choose, but instead has to try some odd tricks to enforce the behaviour he wants. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. no steps available... Actual Results: -> see "Desription" and "Details" Expected Results: -> see "Desription" and "Details"
*** Bug 204584 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
DUPE of Bug 141780 [RFE] Need a means to specify where registry.dat is stored. have a look a comments there.
The basic "problem" in the beginnig really seems to be the same, but for the details it is different anyway, and copying the whole profiles, as advised in the comments on Bug 141780, is not a possible solution because of the absolute paths in all the configuration files and "registry.dat". Additionally, I asked you for a possibility to change the location of registry.dat (or the whole profiles) by _default_ and not for only one profile at a time. It is impossible to get this done "by hand" if you have about 150-200 computers and 3 to 12 users (profiles) on each - as the profiles have to be converted from Netscape 4.xx first. In this converting process you have no chance to relocate the profile "in one step" - this would have to be done afterwards for each manually, and that is definitely too much.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 141780 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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