I am configuring my school's macs to have a specially configured Guest User so that when students log in as Guest, they have Chrome all set up, with a pre-configured BlockSite chrome extension, and several bookmarks, and open tabs, etc.

The way I have done this is to log in as guest, install the browser extension, configure it and the browser in general, pre-open tabs, save chrome preferences, etc., and then I copy - /Users/Guest/Library to - /System/Library/User Template/English.lproj/Library

This works great until I copy that same folder to a USB drive, and then copy the Library folder from the USB drive to the next macbook that needs to have a pre-configured Guest User. Once I have it copied over and log in as Guest, there are a couple things wrong:

  1. The browser extension is no longer installed
  2. Chrome's preferences are gone

I am sure there are others, but those are the two big ones. So my question is, if I am copying the Library folder in its entirety, why are these things not carrying over? What do I need to be doing differently?

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