Windows user profile & desktop management the easy way
Our Windows user profile automation tool ProfileHelper makes it easy to distribute default settings and software to users and automate preferences. Your computers are ready to use the moment someone starts using it for the first time. ProfileHelper pushes application preferences, policies, bookmarks, files and links to users no matter if they are file or registry based. Actions are based on Active Directory user or computer group membership.
You can extend ProfileHelper with your own scripts. The solution for Windows User Profile Automation is ProfileHelper, an affordable and easy to use solution to manage Windows profiles in corporate and educational networks.
We do things differently. We maintain Windows networks ourselves and know the needs of the system administrator. We have looked at other complex, large and expensive desktop management tools around. They didn’t solve our needs and sometimes even added to the frustration because of inconsistent behavior. Our solution is free from large databases, unresponsive GUI’s that needs many clicks to get something done, software prerequisites and slow agents. It uses proven and stable technology available in Windows in an easy to use way.
We do profile & computer management the KISS way with ProfileHelper
Once you understand the basic principles it becomes simple and fast to maintain user profiles and make adjustments. ProfileHelper is a complement to or replacement of group policies and preferences. It makes common tasks much easier and faster to do. It will save you lots of time and frustration.
Automatically pin and unpin software and Windows Store Apps to the taskbar of Windows 7, 8 & 10
Outlook is ready to use with no configuration at all
Configure printers and set the default printer
Set up defaults for home page tabs in Internet Explorer
Remote help your users with computer problems
Pin your business programs automatically to the Windows 10 start menu (Windows 8+)
Cleanup user profiles by removing temporary files and deleted files older than a specified amount of days
Set up central Outlook signatures auto completed with Active Directory properties
Silently install software
Out of the box ProfileHelper can do all of the following:
- Distribute custom preferences that are either registry or file based
- Populate user profile folders with documents, links, shortcuts or config files
- Add or remove network printers and set the default one
- Add or remove network shares
- Set power options
- Sets the sound volume or mutes the sound
- Pin or unpin taskbar/startmenu/startscreen items
- Configure a new Outlook profile
- Create e-mail signatures from HTML templates
- Specify the new and reply e-mail signature
- Remote assist computer users
- Computer inventory and user logging
- Cleanup user profile folders
- Run VBScript, PowerShell, batch files and other scripts or programs
- Execute msi setups and applying transform files automatically when available
- Install any setup program file seamlessly as local administrator (exe, msi) and show progress
All settings are applied through the tool you already know: the Group Policy Management Console. Here you will find a new configuration section: ProfileHelper. This section contains all new configuration options in one central place. We use a system of versioning. If you set the version number of a policy to 0 it acts as a mandatory policy: it will be reapplied at every refresh event. If you set the version to 1 or higher you have full control over when a setting is applied to the client. A client will apply the setting only if it is enabled and didn’t apply the setting before, the clients version is lower than the new setting or the version number is set to 0.
ProfileHelper supports the “Bring your own Device/BYOD” model. You can apply settings through group policies, central configuration files or both.
Licensing is based on the maximum number of simultaneous/concurrent users at a time. This frequently equals the total number of computers. A subscription gives you usage rights, updates and e-mail support for 1 year. ProfileHelper is priced € 4,- ($ 4.50) per user per year (with a minimum amount of 20 licenses).
Please contact us via email@example.com should you have any questions or suggestions!