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Q: Roaming Profiles not loading

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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Hi
We have windows 10 Pro in our student labs.
Whenever a student logs in for the first time it takes a lot of time to prepare his profile and loading files
Is it possible to load it faster and have same settings of profile for all users and simply login

thanks

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Hi

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

Thanks
Alexander

A:Roaming Profiles and Win 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by saintblade


Hi

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

Thanks
Alexander


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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Howdy,

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





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



Error





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



Thanks a lot,

A:Roaming profiles

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 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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Hi.

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 :)
Felty
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Alright,

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...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;312138

"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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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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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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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

Steve
IT Technical Support Engineer
 

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

Environment:

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..!!

Thanks,

Pete
 

A:Roaming Profiles

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

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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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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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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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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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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?
 

A:Roaming Profiles

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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Hello

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
 

A:Roaming Profiles

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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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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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 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?

Thanks
 

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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?
 

A:Roaming Profiles

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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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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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.
 

A:Help With Roaming Profiles

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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

Questions.
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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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.

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A:Roaming User Profiles via Dfs/FRS

Mohenjo,

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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Hi

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?

Thanks

Bye

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Hi everyone,

I have a user ive just loaded a new laptop up for, he was on Windows xp and sometimes uses a windows xp desktop.

We use roaming profiles here and with the xp computers this works fine however having logged onto the Windows 7 laptop as his account its created him a new one but in a folder called username.v2

From my reading this is to do with the differnces betwen the two formats of profile not being able to work together,

what id like to work out is, can i somehow get the windows xp computer only to use another folder for his desktop (eg the folder from the Win7 profile)?

He has a habbit of saving some stuff on his desktop instead of his (available offline) my docs folder which by the way works fine. At the moment anything saved on either desktop will not go to the other, maybe now is a good time to force him to change his ways. As far as shortcuts go, maybe a login script could compare each set of .lnk files on each desktop and copy over whats differnt.

What are your thoughts on this. (hope it all made sense)

thanks

A:WindowsXP & 7 Roaming Profiles

Managed to solve the problem in the end with a bit of lateral thinking, i changed the users policy to redirect his desktop to a folder on the server and then make that available offline when the laptop is out of the office. now both profiles have the same desktop

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I have a Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition R2 and i have installed the Active Directory, DNS etc (everything for a Network). I was wondering how do I make Roaming Profiles so the same user accounts and files are syncronized on every connect computer on the network. I have setup the accounts and computers I need on the Active Directory Users and computers tool. Can anybody tell me how to put all the user accounts as Roaming accounts on all the computers. Please help. Thanks.
 

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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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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 have been fighting with this computer all day, and posting here is my last resort. Basically, this morning one of the users here attempted to use her Outlook profile and the computer could not find it. Upon investigating, it turned out that her AppData folder had been redirected erroneously. On this particular machine, for some reason, the User Shell Folders which we had redirected to our server RS-NS1 (for backup and DR purposes), kept redirecting to our OLD server RSSERVER. I set the correct locations once more and restarted, however this time when I attempted to log in, it showed "User name or password are incorrect". Confused, I tried again, then tried the domain Administrator account, my own domain account, and a few others...none of them worked. Thinking maybe I screwed up the registry, I did a System Restore, but that didn't fix it. I undid that SR and did a new one (this time to the checkpoint this morning prior to the user's first login) and nothing happened then either. I have since re-joined the computer to the domain, attempted a Startup Repair (which I already knew wouldn't find anything...the computer was starting up fine), and then I stumbled across the local admin account I created when I was first configuring the computer. Imagine my surprise when that account logged in just fine. Using it, I discovered that there were 13 items listed in the Device Manager under Network Devices. The first one listed was the NIC, the second was a duplica... Read more

A:Domain roaming profiles cannot log in

have you check the event manager for problems that stared happening aroung the time of the initial failed logon
if all the profiles are stored on the server you can try and delete the local profile thru the system propreties menu

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Hi everyone,

I am a bit stumped here. Normally when I create a roaming profile in active directory, everything works great. Not this time. I have a client who's laptop crashed, before he had his profile on the network roaming just fine. After formatting and reinstalling Windows XP Professional, his profile would not roam. Other machines on the network, when he logs into them his profile synchs and roams, but not to his laptop. In fact, if you create a directory on one of the other computers, it puts it to the server. When you then log into his laptop, the server puts it on his laptop, BUT anything he creates on his laptop does not go back to the server. So it's running one way, from the server to the laptop, but not form the laptop to the server.

I am completely stumped here, I've checked everything from permissions to DNS servers on the laptop to anything I could really think of. Anyone have any suggestions?? THANKS!

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We have several users that have very large roaming profiles (over 100Mb) and we are trying to get the size of the profile smaller to improve logon times. In many of these profiles the largest piece seems to be the CryptnetUrlCache directory under the 'Documents and Settings/%username%/Application Data/Microsoft' directory tree. Is there any way to reduce the amount of information that is stored in this directory, or can the infor be deleted ? Alternatively, is there a way to store this on the local PC and not in the user profile ?

A:CryptnetUrlCache and Roaming profiles

This folder is used to store digital certificates, the folder can be deleted but will regenerate to the same size. It seems that a logoff script can be used to delete the folder after the user has finished, this will save the data being copied back and forth and thus cut logon times.

This website provides several scripts,

http://geekswithblogs.net/HammerTips...practices.aspx

Good Luck.

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Hi,

The Boss (notice the capital letters) has a laptop that he wants patched into the SBS2003R2 server.

I have roaming profiles enabled so that people can hotdesk if they need.

His laptop is full of non-standard applications and settings, so if I just connect it up, it will pull down his roaming profile and mess everything up.

How can I make his laptop (which is registered as a computer on the AD) exempt from the roaming profile? Or is there another workaround?
 

A:Roaming profiles and laptops

drewgraham said:

Hi,

The Boss (notice the capital letters) has a laptop that he wants patched into the SBS2003R2 server.

I have roaming profiles enabled so that people can hotdesk if they need.

His laptop is full of non-standard applications and settings, so if I just connect it up, it will pull down his roaming profile and mess everything up.

How can I make his laptop (which is registered as a computer on the AD) exempt from the roaming profile? Or is there another workaround?Click to expand...
Well for one thing, you can remove his Roaming Profile path from his Active Directory account. If you don't want to do that, you can always select his profile on his laptop and change it to local.
 

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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?
 

A:Roaming user profiles

have a look here it might be of use to you
 

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Hi,

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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At a remote site that has three stations running XP Pro SP3 on a a domain back to the central site, thay are having problems with their roaming profiles. They can log on one station setup icons on the desktop, printer settings etc. but none of the info will follow them when they log on to the other two stations. When I view the User Profiles there is a mix of settings. Some are remote remote, remote local and local local. Any suggestions?

Thanks for the help in advance.

Ripcord2
 

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I'm experiecing difficulties in keeping my background settings. I'm on roaming profile, plus i'm able to change my background. But as soon as log off, and log back in again, my background is gone. Any suggestion?

I believe by default, win2k excludes Local Settings folder. I assume this is where the background picture is stored. Any suggestion. Thank you in advance
 

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At our school, we made the move from Mac's to Windows machines this last year.  They shipped with Win 7 on them and we are running a Server 2012.  I set up each teacher with a Roaming profile so it would sync and if anything happened to their
machine and we needed to replace it they could log into a different one and have all their things there.   We have had some issues with the profiles.  Either them corrupting, or the machine log in with a temp profile, and I can not fix it some of
them by following multiple references on delete the profile and letting it reload.  The big thing I'm see seems that the profiles aren't syncing.  When some of our users delete or add things from their desktop,  the next time they log in to
the same machine it is reverting back to information that they had there months ago.  Trying to figure out the best solve this issue.  The solution that I have heard most is make them go to local profiles.  Any other suggestions would be great.
 Not sure if maybe it is a permission issue on the server.  

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Does anyone know the things i should check for when users complain of slow logon and logoff times. i am brand new as admin of a network that uses roaming profiles from a central server. the slow logon and logoff times are consistent no matter what PC they log onto so I am assuming that it is something with the profiles themselves. also, not all users are having this problem which also leads me to believe the above stated conclusion. thanks for any information or tips.

Jon
 

A:Problems with Roaming profiles.

Awfully vague, what OS on the server. the clients? network layout? switch brand/model? anything else you can toss in.
 

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I have 4 computers on a network in my office, and 4 users. problem is that they always need to sit at the same PC. I want to set up Roaming profiles without upgrading to XP Pro. I don't want my own corparate domain, just the ability for my users to use any PC. Any help? Thank you.

A:Windows XP Home, Roaming Profiles?

Forgot to mention, it's easy enough to store all the user's docs on one PC, that I could class as a server.

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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

-Saber-
 

A:Roaming/Mandatory user profiles.

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We are switching from a windows 98 network to windows 2k but I was wondering how does roaming profiles work with windows 2000? It doesn't look at the user.dat file so how does it work?
 

A:Windows 2000 roaming profiles

Maybe this will answer your question.
 

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Hi all,

So recently in one of the office's I manage we swapped out the router and Bell modem for a combo SpeedStream 4200-Series (router and modem). I changed the IP of the SpeedStream to reflect that of the previous Linksys router and kept the ones on the network the same. The main server is a very old Windows 2000 Backoffice Edition and the office machines are Windows XP Professional.

The issue I keep getting is messages that profiles are not saved and that the user was disconnected from the server. These are on the XP client machines. What is weird about this is that some profiles work while others do not! I've tried removing the profiles all-together and copying the working profiles in Active Directory but to no vail.

I figured I would at least temporarily solve the issue by switching from Roaming profile on the machine to local cached but the option isn't even available! Furthermore, some profiles load correctly on some machines while not on others, some recieve errors while others do not. Sometimes recieves a "logging in as temporary account".

I've tried pretty much everything I could think of to get a few of the accounts working but havn't solved the issue, anyone have ideas on what the problem may be?
 

A:Win2k/XP Roaming Profiles Issue

I take it no one has anything to suggest?
 

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Hi,

I'm having trouble getting my XP Workstations to get the roaming profiles from my server which has Small Business Server 2008 installed. Apparently "Roaming Profiles" are now called "Folder Redirection" on SBS2008 which is supposed to be an easier way of doing this.

1) I have created a test user called training1 on the server. I followed the instructions about setting up "Folder Redirection" for users (which looks like its on as default). It says the default redirection folder is \\<SERVER>\RedirectedFolders\<USERNAME>


I have two test Workstations with Windows XP Professional installed. They have both joined the domain to the above server and can see the shared folder \\IBM3400\RedirectedFolders\training1.


2) I logged in to Workstation 1 as training1. The username and password were accepted. When Windows had loaded I created a test document and saved it in the 'My Documents' folder. I also created a jpeg file using Paint saying "This is the training account" and set this as the wallpaper. This jpeg was also saved in the 'My Documents' folder and would make it easy to see if the folder redirection was working when I log in as training1 on Workstation 2. I then logged off Workstation 1 and thought this would be the point when the training1 profile would be copied from Workstation 1 C:\Documents and Settings\training1 to \\IBM3400\RedirectedFolders\training1. Nothing was copied over and \\IBM3400\Redirect... Read more

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I am a newbie to active directory (coming from a NetWare background). I work in a public library and we have 63 domain users (Windows Server 2003) on our network. Right now all of our domain users are setup to use roaming profiles. This makes sense for our public access computers in the building but I do not see the benefit for our staff users. All of our staff computers are different and have different software installed. Staff experiences a long logon wait plus every now and then complications arise with their profiles. They do not save their documents in My Documents. So, aside from being able to see their desktop wallpaper on each computer they log into I think it would make more sense to have all staff logon to staff computers using local profiles. How can I change from using roaming profiles for some users to just using a local profile? Also, I want a standardized local profile so if Jane Smith (jsmith) logs in I do not want a local profile called jsmith but rather have all users who login to the computer use a local profile called staff.

Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated. Plus, if I am really on the wrong track with this I welcome comments and/or suggestions. TIA!
 

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