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Applications preferences to all users

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I've got a bit of a problem here. I'm trying to get application preferences for programs such as Quicktime, Open Office, and others to be applied to all users who will log on to this computer. I copied all application preferences from the account I installed on to the all users and default user folders on the local machine. Then I logged in as another user and opened up a program that relies on Quicktime. I found out that I had to set the preferences for that account, meaning my idea of copying the data to the all users group didn't work. Is there anyone aware of a program or way to make application preferences set up on a local machine stick no matter who logs on to a computer? Some of my users are 2nd graders who I'd rather not have messing around preference options. Also, I'd rather not have to copy these files to each individual profile on the server because that means I'd have to do it 500+ times instead of 31 times.

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A lot of programs work on a per-account basis so far as settings and what not go. This is just the way the programs have been written.
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