I have a client who is unable to save their normal.mxt to the C drive (they have restricted access to C drive and are unable to make changes to the drive). This means that any interface changes, toolboxes that are added or connections in ArcCatalog are not saved and have to be reset every time the application is opened. They would like to redefine the default location for the normal.mxt.
I have found a vb macro code that does work: Option Explicit ' in Normal.mxt ThisDocument Private Function MxDocument_NewDocument() As Boolean ' avoid an infinite loop If Application.Templates.Count Application.NewDocument False, "D:\Mytemplate.mxt" End If End Function
However, while this would solve the issue in the immediate future we are looking to provide the client with a long term solution as part of the larger solution, with the change to ArcGIS 10, this solution will soon become redundant.