user profile that is the same each time a user logs on, regardless of profile changes made by the user in previous sessions. It is set by an administrator. See also roaming user profile and local user profile.
For Windows NT Server, a user profile created by an administrator and assigned to one or more users. A mandatory user profile cannot be changed by the user and remains the same from one logon session to the next. See also personal user profile, user profile.
A user profile that is not updated when the user logs off. It is downloaded to the user's desktop each time the user logs on, and is created by an administrator and assigned to one or more users to create consistent or job-specific user profiles. Only members of the Administrators group can change profiles. See also: roaming user profile; user profile