Is it common practice to make a user's profile Documents and Settings and Local Setting "Read Only" and "Hidden", e.g from a Systems Admin perspective? In my experience, this is rare, however I work with a very specific set of users / enviornments. Any insight appreciated.
I have seen this ONCE in my life time, and user is not sure why the Sys Admin had done this (ironically, he/she is no longer the Sys Admin). What we be the point of making appdata completely read-only? That would mean any program that profiles per-user data in appdata (LOTS of software works like this), the software wouldn't be able to use it (potentially, breaking it completely).
Would it be safe to say making user profile directories read-only is a complete mistake?