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Q: Roaming/Mandatory user profiles.

Hiya, I recently started to set up a Server at my work place. Im familiar with Professionl/Server 2k and I am currently taking MCSE...anyhow..

I have created a domain, and I am trying to make roaming user profiles, First I go to Active Directory Users and Computers and create the user, pass etc...Then I go into that newly created user and edit the the profile to go to my server where I want the new profile to be stored eg: \\server\profile\%username%. I then go to my computer, user profiles and copy the settings I want imatated to the same directory as above \\server\profile\%username%. I then log the user on to make sure it is working, on a windows 2000 Professional workstation that is part of the domain...log on the user and it CREATES a new profile path on C:\Documents and Settings\user\ instead of refereing to the \\server\profile\user i previously created.

I can not figure out why it does not refere to the profile path I have created/specified and makes the new directory...any suggestions would be helpfull, Thanks


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I have tried to look online for an answer to this but have not found anything.

We have many users logging in with a single mandatory roaming profile.  We have a new dictation program which saves temporary data to the AppData/local folder before uploading it.  If there are any problems with the upload the data sits in that folder
until it can be uploaded.

The problem occurs when a user of a mandatory profile (who is unaware of any upload problems) logs out, causing the appdata/local folder to be deleted.  (The folder is not actually deleted until the user next logs in overwriting the local profile.)

My two questions are:

1. Is it normal for the appdata/local folder to be deleted when the user logs off if they have a mandatory profile? (I haven't got any kind of profile cleanup, or the "delete cached copies of roaming profiles" GP turned on.)

2. Is there a way to prevent this folder, or a specific folder within it, from being deleted?

The AD controller is Windows Server 2008 R2 and the workstations are all Windows 7.

Thanks in advance!

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The Goal:
I want five domain controller's to hold copies of every user profile in the agency (no more than 90 profiles), and when a user travels between sites, would like the copy of the profile on the local domain controller be the one that is downloaded (instead of a profile traversing the VPN).

The Setup:
Five separate sites, connected to the Internet via DSL or Cable connections, connected to the main site (Site A) via VPN using Cisco based firewalls. There are no issues with the VPN; it functions perfectly at every site. Each site has a domain controller to handle local logins.

A domain-based Dfs root was established at Site A, with a replicated link target on the domain controller at Site B.

The Test:
I created a single test account, John Doe, to use. In Active Directory, the profile points to \\mydomain.org\roam\profiles\%username%, which will end up being \doej.

I fill the profile up with enough files so the profile size is between 8-10MB. This way, I will know for sure if the profile is traversing the VPN...as it will take about 5 minutes (or more) to log in.

Replication has been set up and no errors reported.

I go to Site A and test it...seems to work fine...though this is where I set everything up. I log out, then try a login at Site B. Login seems slow...it appears that it is still pulling the profile from Site A.

The Question:
Has anyone used Dfs with FRS to handle roaming profiles? I'm hoping to get this to work, then incorporate a few Folder Re... Read more

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You are one step ahead of me. I cannot get FRS to work on our remote server. We have a cisco pix 506e here at the main site. Our remote site has a cisco pix 501. The site to site vpn is established and working fine. I created a domain-based DFS root on a domain controller here at the main site. I made the remote server a target but it will not replicate. I get no errors either.

Just to be sure I added another local server as a target and replication works fine between the local servers. All servers are running 2003 ent ed. I'm stumped. Any thoughts?

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I have a place that's using Win2K server with Windows 2K & XP machines that login to this domain server. The owner of this establishment wants to have roaming profiles enabled, because the business is expected to expand shortly, and they will have a lot more employees.

I can set up roaming user profiles for the local machines that save to the server; that's not a problem. Here's what IS a problem:

They log into a domain server, and the primary profile is for the domain, let's call it IDO. As you all know, when you try to use the "copy to" command within windows 2k or xp, you can only do it for profiles that are not affiliated with a domain server. I need this profile, because it is the primary one that is used, and because they need network access to their My Documents folder and they aren't saavy enough to browse for it.

Any suggestions?

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I want to test roaming user profiles to see if the will help a few issues with our network.

when i go to change a profile type the roaming option is disabled.

does anyone know what i have to do to enable RUPs?

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have a look here it might be of use to you

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Hey, I am having trouble finding how to create roaming profiles in Vista. I am a Computer/Networking novice and I just practice at home. I have 1 desktop PC and 1 laptop PC and both are connected to my network. I was wondering if there was a way to make it so that my desktop will act as a server and I can log on to my desktop from my laptop using the same profiles that I have in the desktop. I am mediocre at computer technology and I am trying to get my feet wet here in networking. I know XP had User Profile Roaming and I know vista has folder redirection service and profile roaming but I can't seem to figure out how. I want to know if I can do what I want to do and still use my desktop as a regular desktop computer. Any help would be appreciated. Help out a beginner here!

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hello folks ,

currently we have a forest A where citrix VDI solutions are implemented and users are configured (via GPOs) to use roaming user profiles and folder redirect which are all stored in a fileserver cluster. we are doing a crossforest migration to forest B using
ADMT and native exchange scripts. the goal is we want a migrated user(forest B) to log on Remote desktop session host on old domain (forest A) and access their user profiles and folders which is still on fileserver on forest A. all users are migrated with

i have configured GPOs in new forest to configure roaming profiles and folder redirections to point to the same location (fileserver in forest a) . also enabled policy allow cross-forest policy and roaming profiles. still when a migrated user logs in (forestB\user)
i receive an error ,failed to locate roaming profile and local copy is used.

how can we achieve this scenario , i though that because sid history is migrated ,that the migrated user will have the same permissions to access profile and folders as the source user is (forest A\user).

also if i need to migrate roaming user profiles and folders of forest A to a new file server in the new forest (forest B) , how to translate or map forest B users to access these profiles ?

apperciate your help

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I have recently set up a home network between two computers. One is running widows XP home, the other windows XP professional. The network works well and we are able to share internet, files, printers ect. But I heard that there is a way to establish roaming profiles or be able to use our personal profiles interchangably between the two computers. Is this possible and how do I do it?

A:Fast User Switching Roaming Profiles

You need a server to use roaming profiles.

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I have a rather unique setup here where I would like to be able to point domain user's roaming profiles to a local account on a Windows 7 PC. Would anyone know how to do this?

We have many computers here, all with a local user called "PE" for profile editor, which I would like to make the standard profile for people logging in. The systems are all locked down with a program called DeepFreeze, which means that no changes would be saved locally at all. Right now PE is set as the default user, so every time someone logs into a computer here, it copies the PE profile to their new profile. However with all the software we have, this profile is around 100 MB in size, which leads to login times of about 2 minutes.

My hope is that I can slim this login time down by implementing this:

1. User logs on with domain credentials

2. Because they have a roaming profile set up to point to C:\Users\PE, they are able to get right in with very little login time. Now they get on quickly and have access to their allotted network storage space.

3. When they log off, the computer will restart and will be back to a fresh image.

Step 2 is the one that I am unsure of how to implement. Does anyone see a way this could work? Thanks for your help.

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First off I'm using Win 2000 server, with a mix of Win 2000 and XP Pro clients.

I have been struggling with this for a little while now and can't figure out what I am doing wrong/forgetting.
So basically what I want is a single mandatory profile that is going to be used by a group of users. This is what I have done so far.
All the users are in place and my group policy for those OU's is also in place. The directory for the shared folder where the profile is stored in has been entered into those user accounts in active directory. I have logged in as on of the users to create the profile within that shared directory. The file extension for the NTUSER.DAT file has been manually changed to .MAN.
However I can only get it to work with the account that I first logged in as to create the profile. If I try with any other account it pretty much ignores all the group policy settings. I can't think of what I did wrong or what I haven't done to make this work.
Please, need help bad.

Thanks for any replies.

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I have created a Roaming user Profile on a Windows NT server. The Client is Windows NT Workstation Ver 4. The Roaming profile is working great, but how do I make this Profile Compulsory for users and stop them making any changes to it.

A:{Advice Offered} - Mandatory Roaming Profile NT Workstation 4


Rename the USER.DAT to USER.MAN


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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Hello There,

 I was working on making mandatory profiles using DFS. When I do mandatory profiles from the server it works just fine (log into user account, and make changes on the desktop, and when I log off the changes do not remain (how it should work). When I
put the same folder content for profiles into DFS and log off and log back in the profile does not give me a new desktop (it keeps the changes I made previously). If anyone could give me an idea why this happens, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in

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I'm trying to create mandatory profiles for all of the users, that will be logging onto the system. I'm using windows xp Professional, and keep on getting this error message when I set the users profile from a network location.

"Your roaming profile (read only) is not available. You are logged on with the locally stored profile. This may be caused by incorrect file system permissions or network problems. Contact your network administrator."

When i set the profile up on a tempary account, i made sure that everyone has access to use it. But the profile only works from one account only.

Any ideas

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So im all out of ideas on this one. We have a bunch of windows 7 machines that auto load a "student" AD account on boot. This account loads a mandatory roaming profile. For some reason the majority of the machines keep loading temporary profiles
and when i go to C:/users there are multiple student temporary profiles. I have checked to see if the profile was corrupt in the registry but that was not the case. Also the student password never expires and is only part of the domain users group. Any help
is greatly appreciated.

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30 xp users/workstations
2003 sbs
+ 1 I.T n00b

Hi guys,
I am feeling a little out of my depth here. I have a very limited knowledge of networking and setting up of profiles so I have been doing my homework over the last couple of weeks. Yesterday I implemented a mandatory profile for all users after some testing with a dummy user. All went fine and I sat back in my seat with a sense of acheivement! LOL It lasted all of around 15 minutes! Suddenly some of 'the women' started saying that they couldnt connect to their files on the server and some of them couldnt login (maximum connections reached). I have had enough of Mand Profs already and Ive only just reached the first hurdle! I want to tidy up the pcs in the office and create some kind of standard, all icons the same, wallpapers, and they must all be able to connect to the server.
Why is it that when they had their messy default profiles, everyone could connect and the 10 maximum connection issue wasnt an issue?
Dont be affraid to 'dumb it down'. lol

A:Mandatory Profiles help/alternative?

i hav just logged into the server and went into cmd promt. typed 'net config server'. it says that the maximum user connections is 'unlimited'!?!?! if I do the same from an xp workstation it says max is '10'!
Anybody here that can throw some light on this?

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I have setup a new domain on a Windows Server 2008 system, and I'm using Windows 7 as the clients. I have setup working mandatory profiles, but there is 1 problem. The home directory and folder redirection is configured for the mandatory profiles, however, for the client, there is 2 of every folder type. They have 2 'My Documents', 2 'Music', 2 'Pictures', 2 'Downloads', etc, etc.

1 of each duplicate points to a local C drive folder, and the other points to the correct network share. How do I remove the folders pointing to the C drive?

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Okay so I've been trying to get this working for quite a while now. On Windows XP creating mandatory profiles is a lot easier! Windows 7 makes it very hard by always having duplicate files in %UserProfile%. I am using an Active Directory with Windows Server 2008 R2 for the domain controller, and Windows 7 for the clients.

So, initially I made a Profiles$ share whereby only the Administrators group had access to it. I then created a folder for every profile within the share (using Active Directory Users and Computers). That, along with Group Policy and Folder Redirection worked very nicely, except every time a user logged in it brought up an error stating "There was a problem trying to load your roaming profile".

So I then figured out that the profile folder itself was not readable by the user. I then went on to the Folder Redirection policies and revoked the exclusive access to their own folders, and then I gave 'Domain Users' full control of the entire share. I know this is quite a bad security flaw, but with Group Policy accessing Profiles$ can be totally disabled.

This did indeed remove the error message, but now there are more problems, such as me having to take ownership of each profile to be able to view the contents, and the profile creates another '.V2' folder, as well as it's original, and that the %UserProfile% folders are linked to the local profile on the C drive.

Could somebody advise me (or link me to a good tutorial) ... Read more

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I volunteer at a small catholic school to take care of their network. I am very good with the hardware portion and most of the administrative tasks but the thing that has me stumped right now is getting the user profiles set up properly.Our server runs Server 2003 and ALL of the clients are XP Pro. We want all Students to see the exactly the same thing when they logon each and every time. We want them to be able to make changes but we do not want those changes saved. I have been told by various experts to use roaming profiles, folder redirection, mandatory profiles etc. The thing is, so far nothing has worked. I am not an expert in gpo or aduc but I am trying to learn. Right now, though, I need the simplest method to accomplish our goal. I can get the local administrator account to look like we want it but that doesn't transfer to the users. I have deleted all the contents of the user profile folders on the server but when I log them in I can not get rid of unwanted desktop icons. I can make some of the other changes that we want and save them but the desktop icons always reappear. I have checked the default user profile on the local machine and there are no desktop icons present.

Please provide help asap since school starts next week.

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I am an IT Technician/Teacher of a small school, and we are upgrading our systems to Windows 10 this summer but I have done some research and the best way for user profiles is to have one mandatory profile setup and everyone just uses the same one. I am using Win 10 Home. We have around 40 users on the network so far. I am looking to do this so we can easily standardize accounts and account settings.


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I am having a problem when trying to use a mandatory profile with new user accounts that I have created in active directory. I set up a model profile on a client machine then moved it over to the server to apply to the user accounts. However everytime I apply the profile it seems to ignore all of the group policy settings, except with the account I have created it with. I do have another OU in the Active Directory setup in this way where many users share the same mandatory profile but I have never had any problems with group policy setting with that OU.
I have only been managing this network (or any network for that matter) for a few months now so it could be some rookie mistake, so don't be hesitent to mention the obvious. Please help. Thanks

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I work in a school am testing Windows 7 so it can be deployed across our 600 laptops/computers. Each user has a network drive (100mb) which is mapped on logon.

What I would like...
Most efficient way for roaming profiles. Ideally we would like the AppData folder to follow the user around also so that programs pinned to the taskbar and desktop shortcuts follow them around (i realize that AppData can get quite big but we can create a logoff script that will delete large data).

What I have tried already..
I tried pointing the profile directory in the registry (see below) to the network drive but i got an error at login (see below) - I think this is because the network drive is mapped AFTER the profile is created (therefore the profile cannot be created as the directory does not yet exist).

Registry Edit

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList) "Profiles Directory" = Network Drive


"C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop is not accessible..."

Thanks a lot,

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I am not experienced with win7 from a enterprise perspective yet however I know about roaming profiles.

Are you using AD 2003 or 2008?

Very very basically -

1. You configure roaming profiles in their logon profile.
2. They need a shared location to their profiles and correct security.

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hi, yet again im not sure if this is possible but it would be really usefull if it is possible. the situation is that i have several computers in an office and id like to set up roaming profiles ie each user stores their setting and documents and these can be loaded on all the computers. is this possible without a copy of windows server?

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Im using a roaming profile but it dosnt seem to work properly when i view the profiles in properties on my computer then user profiles it says for type Read and for Status Roaming for type it should be Roaming aswell anyone have any idea?

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i fixed that problem but with new user accounts it dosnt create a new profile on the server with the operrating systems using windows xp sp 2 only just windows xp with no sp. My domain controller is usign windows 2000 advanced server.

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I have created a profile in windows xp pro and copy this profile to a windows 2000 server. This profile is going to be use for roaming clients. The user that created the profile can use the profile but when other users logon they only get parts of the profile setting but not all of them. I am stumped on what could be wrong. Any help will be appreciated.

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Hi there, hope this is the right category to post this - if not please let me know.

I am on a Windows 2003 R2 domain and am trying to get some roaming profiles configured for Windows 7 use. Using the Microsoft info here: How to customize default user profiles in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2 - I have followed the instructions to copy default profile to a shared location, however, when I try to log on to an account that is pointing to that profile to use, I get an error that it is using a temporary profile because it can't access the files. Near as I can tell, the share is set up correctly - had never had a problem with permissions using roaming profiles that I created from XP (which I do quite a bit). I've see that lots of people seem to be using roaming profiles with 7, so what am I doing wrong? Would love any help I can get at all on this.

A:Roaming profiles

Here are some resources:

How To Create a Roaming User Profile in Windows Server 2003
How to create Roaming User Profiles on Windows Server 2003? - x64bit.net

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Well, it's not as easy as it should be............


Server - Win 2000 SP4
Client - Win XP Pro SP2

Currently I have local profiles logging into a domain. I want to create Roaming Profiles so that all user information, OE data, etc, will be copied to the server upon logoff.

I've already successfully setup 2 users on another client machine. However on the next client PC, the "roaming profile" box is greyed out.

Within AD, I've added \\SERVER\Profiles\Trevor **("SERVER" is the actual name of our server, Trevor is the user, and Profiles is the shared directory on server with permissions set to everybody)

Still no luck. Agin, I'm doing this the same as the other user on the other machine. Many other sites talk about editing all kinds of reg settings and what not, and I just can't believe that is what MS intended. There has to be an actual "why" behind my issue.

If anyone could help me find that "why" that would be DOPE..!!



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Here's a great tec tip article that should help: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_logon.htm

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Hi Hope someone can help me!

I have a new dell latitude D520 laptop which has been fully configured and now waiting to configure the users profile, however when I log on as the user the profile is not plulled down from the server.

If I log on as myself (administrator account) I can pull down my profile.

All the profiles are stored in the same area and in theory there should be no reason why I cant pull down the first profile.

Additionally I cant even log on using a local profile it just creates a temp profile which is deleted once logged off.

If anyone has any suggestions I would be very grateful.

Many Thanks

IT Technical Support Engineer

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I have 2 XP systems, one XP Pro, the other XP Home. I have an ad-hoc wireless network. I was wondering is it possible to create roaming profiles between these 2 systems?

Thanks a bunch.

A:Roaming Profiles On Xp

Open System in Control Panel. On the Advanced tab, under User Profiles, click Settings. Under Profiles stored on this computer, click the user profile you want to change, and then click Change Type. Click Roaming profile or Local profile. Let me know if this helps :)


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Given that I am normally quite proficient in most networking situations, but have absolutely no experience in a roaming profile setup, could anyone please help me with setting up roaming using profiles, or anything wherein I could have the systems at my job :

a. Not have to have the list of every person who needs to network to a particular system listed in their Control Panel/Users section

b. Have it so that if a password is changed on one system, it propegates to all other systems.

c. If a computer has a printer, it should not need to have each individual computer name who needs to use that printer listed in their control panels/user section

d. any other added benefits of roaming profiles.

I DO NOT HAVE windows 2000 server, so I am unsure whether this is even possible. Please answer asap, as it stands I have to shut down the server anyway, so if a reboot is needed or anything of the sort, this would concievably be the best time to do it.

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I have domain user accounts and have enabled profiles, but on one computer it dosnt seem to work it just uses a local profile but when i view the profiles it says roaming. The only thing different on this computer to the rest is that when i do ipconfig/all in cmdprompt IP Routing Enabled is set to yes when the others is set to No.

Does anyone have an idea?

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This is the error i get every time i login.

WIndows cannot locate your roaming prifile (read only) and is atempting to log you on with your local profile. Possible causes of this error include network problems or insufficient security rights. If this problem presists, contact your network administrator.

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New to forum.

Running win2008 server 64 bit
running XP 32 bit clients
testing W7 pro 64 bit
roaming profiles work on XP as always and things are good
test W7 machine will not load roaming profiles and loads a local profile in lieu with message that it will be deleted on client exit
Have previously had corporate background probs with W7 but was fixed by hotfix

anyone have similar problems? and
is there a hotfix for roaming profiles?
some other forums suggestions are to wait for SP1 which is a bit ify if MS wants business to upgrade.

A:W7 roaming profiles

do the windows 7 machines have their own OU and GPO(s) associated to those windows 7 machines?
I assume you're using logon scripts per site or department as well, right?
Are your windows 7 boxes all under the same netlogon / startup.bat?
*you caught me at a bad time, I have a board meeting starting in less than 5 minutes, I'll have to check back in a couple hours.*

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All of our laptop users here use Roaming profiles but I'm having issues with them updating with the server. I had problems with the profile not unloading and therefore not updating so I downloaded and installed the UPHiveclean tool but this hasn't resolved the issue.

I've logged and restarted one particular laptop several times but it's not updating with the profile stored on the server.

Does anyone have a similar problem or a fix please.

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Today i downloaded my photos from my camera to "my documents" in my roaming profile. However when i logged off, the server was not available (so did not get coppied as part of my roaming profile, but were still on the PC's local C: drive) However, when i logged back on, with the server available, it deleted the photos and replaced them with the Server version of my roaming profile. Now, surely Windows 2000 is clever enough to look for the latest version of my profile? (or so it says in the book).
So whats going on?

Cheers, Eddy

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The profile on the server always takes priority over the local profile regardless of what the book says. Theory vs. Practice

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Hi Newbie here,

I am trying to set up roaming profiles on xp pro I've got two PC's on a wireless network, Ive read loads of stuff saying it can be done but not realy how I have read a true guide but that doesn't work or I'm doing something wrong. Please can someone help me step by step?!?!

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My network group policy uses roaming profiles, it works on all the computers except the computers running windows vista, anyone have an idea how i can fix it?

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I'm trying to set up roaming profiles on my home network. I'm attempting to do this using a pc running Windows 7 Ultimate as my server or by using NAS via my router. First off is this at all possible? Second.. How? Everything that I've found online assumes that I'm doing this on an actual server and clearly that is not my goal. Thanks folks...

A:Roaming Profiles

To have roaming profiles you would need an active directory... to have an active directory you would need a domain... to have a domain you would need a domain controller... to have a domain controller you would need a server.
You can't run a desktop OS as a server.

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Here's the situation. I have about 75 users on a Local Area Network. The laptop users are complaining that when they make changes to their profile at home such as moving or renaming documents, those changes are not synchronized with their Roaming Profile when they log in at the office.

Any help would be appreciated.

We're using the following:

Windows 2000 Server SP4 (Member Server)
Laptop clients are a combination of 2000 & XP.
Caching is turned off on the share that houses their profiles.

To the best of my knowledge, this just started happening recently.

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I'm having no end of problems with profiles at my new office. I've come in and they all seem to be setup as roaming profiles.

I've got one user in particular that is having problems with his laptop and that it can take anything up to 45mins to shut down at the end of day, assuming this is backing up the profile. This is causing problems with his Outlook PST file. If he gets impatient and shuts the machine down, it creates a large tmp file.

Now in my mind, he doesn't need a roaming profile. He only uses his laptop, he doesn't jump on any other machines. Only different thing is that he travels between 3 sites, but his profile is stored on one server.

I've actually just cleaned up his PST files from the server in an attempt for it to resync. I've logged off and restarted the machine but it's not syncing across for some reason.

What advice do yo guys have?

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I have recently updated our office computers to Windows 7 Professional. Before we used Windows XP Pro that made use of roaming profiles that was stored on a Win 2003 server.

Now with Win7 running it is creating new username.V2 folders in the roaming profile folder. Myself as administrator has no access to these newly created folders on the server, unless I take ownership of the folder. If I do this then the userprofile cannot be accessed by the user logging on at the workstation. A temporary profile is loaded and I get a message that all changes will be deleted when the user logs off. This still happens even if I give the user full permission to his folder.

The only way that I have found around this is to logon as the user, so that the .V2 folder is created. Log off and log on again as the user. I then go to the network share where the roamingprofiles is stored and give the administrator full access to the folder, will I am logged on as the user. Only then can I access the folder as the administrator on the server.

Is there another way to do this, or what am I doing wrong


A:Roaming Profiles and Win 7

Quote: Originally Posted by saintblade


I have recently updated our office computers to Windows 7 Professional. Before we used Windows XP Pro that made use of roaming profiles that was stored on a Win 2003 server.

Now with Win7 running it is creating new username.V2 folders in the roaming profile folder. Myself as administrator has no access to these newly created folders on the server, unless I take ownership of the folder. If I do this then the userprofile cannot be accessed by the user logging on at the workstation. A temporary profile is loaded and I get a message that all changes will be deleted when the user logs off. This still happens even if I give the user full permission to his folder.

The only way that I have found around this is to logon as the user, so that the .V2 folder is created. Log off and log on again as the user. I then go to the network share where the roamingprofiles is stored and give the administrator full access to the folder, will I am logged on as the user. Only then can I access the folder as the administrator on the server.

Is there another way to do this, or what am I doing wrong


This Technet thread has some solutions to the problem near the bottom of the page. It's a common problem with roaming profiles apparently and there seems to be a few ways to work around the problem. Hope this helps.
Roaming Profiles and Folder Redirection with Windows 7

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we are having problems with various programs (AutoCAD 2004 and others) working from the users desktop using a roaming profile in W2K. for some reason once the user is logged into the new roaming profile he/she has to have admin rights on the domain in order to run the program. we have been fighting these profiles with one problem or another for a couple months now.

any help would be great.....thanks.

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I'm try to sort out something here with the user profiles on my domain. The problem I have is that when users modify any file layout or anything while they are off the network, when they come back in, it picks up the server copy of their profile and repositions everything.

Is there a way that I can get it to pick up the server copy first? I'm guessing the only real solution would be to switch off roaming profiles and use just folder redirection?


A:Roaming profiles

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My boss wants roaming profiles active and I have it all setup for the users but he wants to take the account that already exsists on the computer (Local Profile) and make that the persons roaming profile which I have no idea how to do or if its possible. Also most people here have logged onto more than one computer also.

My Idea was to copy all their files from the computers they have been on into their roaming profile file on the server and just delete there account off that computer. I think it would work it would just take time and frustration.

What do you think to do?

A:Roaming Profiles...


"When you logon to the network for the first time with a particular user account that has roaming enabled, a roaming profile is automatically created. "

Have the user pick their "favorite" workstation with the MOST data they want to retain and use this for first time login. After this you have to manually grab things from other systems.

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How do I repair a roaming profile that is locked in the "temp" state.
Everytime the user logs on in Win 7 Pro 64, It says it has to log on with a temp profile.

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Windows 8 creates a roaming profile in the C:\Users directory using the xxxxxx_000 subdirectories for each Microsoft account which is created.

What are these roaming profiles and when they are used?

It is possible to rename these subdirectories manually?

It is possible to choose the names of these subdirectories when Windows 8 creates them?



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What are the changes that occur when a user loads his Roaming Profile at the Regisrty Level ? I am specially concerned if any changes occur for the keys under "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\".
Can anybody throw some light ?

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The domain controller that's usually avalible is on a wireless connection, which I know is wierd, but it's just how it's setup as I don't want ethernet cables running all over my house. Sometimes when a user loggs in on a computer it takes like 5 minutes and the loggs in with a cached account. There seems to be no cause to this, just randomly happens and needs a network re-boot to fix. Does anybody know what might cause this? The computers and domain controllers are all on an active directory (of course) on a LAN, all can access the domain controller, etc.

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