Profile Manager

Definition of Profile Manager in The Network Encyclopedia.

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What is Profile Manager?

A component of the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) that is used to manage users desktop settings remotely from a central station. Profile Manager integrates with Microsoft’s System Policy Editor and can be used to:

  • Manage system policies for implementing system and user restrictions
  • Create or import .adm files, which are templates for policy files
  • Centrally maintain both 16-bit and 32-bit Microsoft Windows policies
  • Enable or disable individual restrictions

In Windows 2000, the functionality of the Profile Manager is incorporated into the Group Policy snap-in.