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Windows 2003/XP Roaming Profile Issue

Question: Windows 2003/XP Roaming Profile Issue

Hi,
I don't know if anybody out here wil be able to help - but I hope so.

I have a windows 2003 PDC which has clients connecting to it and using Mandatory Roaming profiles for each user. The only problem is that the wallpaper for the user will never stay applied after logoff. (clients are all running windows xp pro)

The display control panel remembers the option and opening Display and closing it again will apply it however, as you can imagine, opening this each time you login is annoying just to set a background.

Does anybody have any ideas about how to get it to apply?

I've read things about permissions which seems likly however have tried putting it on the local machines, in a mounted drive letter and on a standard file share (all with everybody access) - all with little joy.

Thanks

Adam

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Answer: Windows 2003/XP Roaming Profile Issue

You just stated what your problem is, the mandatory profile setup leaves the desktop wallpaper in it's original state, if you change it it will always return to the original. You just need to change the profiles from mandatory to normal roaming profiles.

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Im working in an organization where my PC is used by different ppl and all login to roaming prifiles.

When logging in it gives me the message as Roaming profile is not loaded completely.

Pls advice

Answer:Roaming profile issue

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971338

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I am trying to get roaming profiles to work on Windows Server 2008 R2 RC and Windows 7 RC. Whenever I log on with a user with a roaming profile path set, it keeps creating a TEMP profile. According to event viewer this is the error message "Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off." Event ID is 1511.

I have a folder called Profiles to store all the roaming profiles and its share name is Profiles$. However, even though the log in failed and I am stuck using the temp profile, it still creates a folder with the username.v2 in the Profiles$ share. Even though this folder is created, all its subfolders such as Documents are not created. Any ideas? Do I need to create some kind of template or something?
 

Answer:Roaming Profile issue

are you sure there aren't any events from attempting to load the local profile?

and is the folder holding the profiles accessible by the users?

we setup the Profiles folder as a shared folder, we don't hide it with the $
 

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i have an issue with a virus on a roaming profile, i have scanned the server profile and removed the local profile but the virus returns. used kaspersky rescue disc to remove all traces of the virus and it still came back the next day. but only when that user logs into the pc.

Answer:virus issue on roaming profile

Download and Run Free version of Malwarebytes from here enter link description here

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Hi Guys,

I would have to say I am at a loss on this one, hope someone has some insight. We are running AD on a win2k3 SP1 box, the clients are all xp SP2 machines. We are using roaming profiles, they work well, but occasionally users profiles revert back to older forms.

For example, one user was on the phone for about 3 minutes, her computer logged her off, when she logged back on it appears like her profile merged with an older version of itself.

Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.
 

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Hey gang;

Sorry if this post is a little out of place here; but Im really stuck onsite on an issue.

Background:
In the process of swapping one 03 SBS with another one.... don't ask...

Currently users have roaming profiles; which is up and running.
I can log as the user; and the profile will move no problem; (shares/desktop/my doc's etc etc)

But when I log off; I receiving the following message

Windows cannot update your roaming profile. Possible causes of this error include network problems or insufficient security rights. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.
Click to expand...

I don't believe the issue is network related; I think its some ownership issue with the profile folder.... I've tried making the user owner of the file; tried sharing with everyone; etc etc with no success....

Technet and Experts exchange have no real detail on my issue.... any help appreciated.

G
 

Answer:win2003 sbs Roaming Profile issue

Since your "swapping" them I am assuming you have gone through every single users group membership and all directories share settings and NTFS settings? Also ensure you don't ave any kind of disk quotas enabled that won't allow for you to update due to disk space....

I am thinking this will end up being permissions related.
 

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I've got a Server 2003 domain with a roaming user profile.

Works great in XP, but when I try the Vista machine it fails to load it and just gives me a default profile.

I can get a screenshot of the exact error but it's just not loading the profile. Is there anything in particular I need to double check here, or what am I missing?
 

Answer:Vista and Server 2003 Domain Doesn't Load Roaming User Profile

is this the first time this person has logged onto the Vista machine?
 

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We have users on Windows 7 Enterprise machines.  No one has a roaming profile. Users cannot install programs.  The users move around so they don't use the same machine all the time and there may be 20 profiles on one machine.  They don't
always logout but the machines are restarted once a week at least.   Occasionally we may delete profiles on the machines but this is a remote site so we seldom do.  Users primarily use remote apps. served up either by Citrix or web interface. 
Little is done locally other than printing.  All machines are imaged with the same software. All users do the same thing.  One user in an office of six machines, can only login to three of the machines with a temporary profile.  She has no
profile under Users.  There is no .bak registry entry.  I cannot locate anything in the registry that points to this user.  I checked HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE|SOFTWARE|MICROSOFT|WINDOWSNT|CURRENT VERSION|PROFILELIST.  There were 20 profiles but
none for this user.  No .bak profiles for her, nothing.  I found a post that suggested increasing registry size/reboot but still no clue.  This has been going on for months and she just let me know but I don't know if she called the help desk
and they did something before.  Event log has errors saying: 


Windows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or services. The file will be unlo... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Enterprise - User logs in with temporary profile - 3 different machines/no roaming profile?

Thanks.  She's working on the computer and does not logoff and back on quickly.  I just rechecked and there absolutely is not a .bak with her name.  On either computer.  I did find one for Temp and one for another user so now I have a
second user getting the profile issue.  I renamed that one and when the other user logged in, he got his profile. 

Guess I will just re-image the computers although I'd like to figure it out but I don't have the spare time to waste and don't want my user to keep getting the temp profile.  My company won't pay for the support and frankly, in all the years I've
been in IT, I've never had MS resolve one issue for me.  Not worth paying for.  Oh well, thanks for your suggestions.  If I have time to devote to this and figure anything else out, I will post the answer. 

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Hi,

I've recently made a huge research about Roaming profiles in windows 10 and how to set up the start menu layout and all of that i've tried to test it before i upgrade all the computers in the campus i made some good and bad results, the good results was i was able to export the start layout and implement it in the GPO works really fine and i was able to create the v5 roaming profile with same shortcuts and bookmarks and default settings and home page and disabling cortana by GPO and disabling the online search feature within the settings of the roaming profile,
now for the bad results were that the sign in could take from 25 till 40 seconds so the log off, and the major issue is that when you logon with the roaming profile the start menu and search are not available, it means that when you click on start menu the whole start menu doesnt pop up just nothing happens same as the search function i've had a thread on technet seems they could help only with the layout export but no reply on the start menu i wonder if anyone could give me a good suggestion , work arround , or a solid solution, i am running windows 10 enterprise .
PS: i forgot to mention that even the EDGE icon from taskbar disappears so i think its not either moving files or folders arent being synchronized im not really sure. IE remains

Following links to my previous posts on technet :
Post 1
Post 2 ( Thread got deleted )

Regards,
Elie.

Answer:Start menu issue with roaming profile and search button .

guys any help ?

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Used laptop in the evening to check on flight arrivals to Heathrow. Logged out later that evening. Logged in this morning to discover my roaming profile has been lost. Help! Laptop is a 2006 Dell Inspiron 6400.

Answer:Lost roaming profile on Windows XP.

Roaming profile? So this is a work machine connected to a domain? If so, the profile should still be on the domain. If not, please explain what you mean by roaming profile.And how did you discover it was 'lost'? (error message saying it couldn't be loaded or....)

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Hi.

I have installed a new win 10 client, and sign in to my domain running on Windows 2012 R2 std edition.

But i have a problem when the user logon.

The new profile patch is Automatic created on server
\\servername\profile$\username.v5

But when i logoff client, there coming nothing files into this patch.

My another Win 10 client, Work fine.
I hope for help
Bedst Regnars. Lars

Answer:Roaming profile problem with windows 10

There has not been a true roaming profile since NT2000.

You need to go back and recheck your GPO and AD.

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Hello,

I'm trying to setup Roaming profile on a Windows 2008 R2 domain with Windows 7 clients.

I have created a Share on my file server (\\server\Profiles$).
The Share permissions; Domain admins - Full control, Everyone - Change/Read, Roaming Users - Change/Read.
The Security on the Share folder; Roaming Users - Modify, Domain Admins - Full control, Domain users - Modify.

Profile path in AD - \\server\Profiles$\%username%.
When I login with my test user, a folder is created under the 'Profiles$' share with a .V2 extension.
Only the test user can open that profile folder but not the Domain admins.

Is something wrong with the permissions?

Answer:Roaming profile Win 2008 R2 and Windows 7

Hello there mate!

I'm not an expert but here is something you can try Run "rsop.msc" on clients to check if "Allow Administrator group to Roaming Profiles" was applied. Also run "gpupdate /force" to make sure everything is applied properly.

In addition to this you can try to add the Domain admins to NTFS permission and see if that works.

Just go over this once again just to make sure all the settings are done correctly Deploy Roaming User Profiles

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Windows cannot update your roaming profile. Possible causes of this error include network problems or insufficient security rights. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.


Please Help.
 

Answer:Windows cannot update your roaming profile

Hi Squad, sorry to hear you got problems!

1) Is this a persistent problem, or does it appear periodically?

2) Does it occur at logon or logoff?

3) How many profiles are affected by this message?

4) What O/S are you using?

It's possible that the profile on the server itself has become corrupted, or indeed it could just be a logon/off error.
 

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Hi.

I have installed a new win 10 client, and sign in to my domain running on Windows 2012 R2 std edition.

But i have a problem when the user logon.

The new profile patch is Automatic created on server
\\servername\profile$\username.v5

But when i logoff client, there coming nothing files into this patch.

My another Win 10 client, Work fine.
I hope for help
Bedst Regnars. Lars

Answer:Roaming profile problem with windows 10

There has not been a true roaming profile since NT2000.

You need to go back and recheck your GPO and AD.

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Hi,

I have a user that has now left our company and would therefore like to delete their roaming profile from the profiles folder on our server.

I have deleted their account from Active Directory and have then tried to delete their profile from the roaming profiles folder. But when I do this I get the access denied message, the reason being that the file may be open or I do not have sufficient rights. I have also taken ownership of the folder so I have all the correct permissions.

Anyone have any ideas ?

Thanks,
 

Answer:Access Denied when I try to delete a users roaming profile from the profile share ?

Hello,

Try to reset the permissions of the folder, and then make sure you have ownership of the sub folders to.

What OS are you using?
 

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Hello,

I have an issue that I need serious help with. (The user is my boss...nuff said.) He has been using a laptop with windows 7 professional for some time now and recently he reported to me that when he undocks his laptop and takes it on the road (for example) he does not see his desktop icons, quick launch etc... If he saves a file to the desktop for example, it is gone once he logs off or reboots. We recently got him a new laptop running windows 7 enterprise and are still seeing the same issue! Now, we are using roaming profiles in our environment and I am considering moving him to a local profile as this is really the only machine that he uses. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can fix his local profile? I want to say that it either related to GPOs or his user account as this happens on two different machines. As far as redirection, we have his documents redirecting to his home folder but there are not other user policies applying to his account. Thank you for your time and advice in advance!

Answer:Local profile data not saved locally - roaming profile

The reason this is happening is that he is part of a domain likely, and when you are away from the network the computer cannot login into the Domain. He will have to switch his profile to local.

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I posted a thread a while ago about a similar problem to this, which I thought I had resolved. I have roaming profiles on my Windows 2000 Server, and the clients are running Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP Professional.I will try and explain the problem as simply as possible.The roaming profiles for each user are stored in this location: \\server\Profiles\%username%. When a user logs on, this folder, EXCEPT for the My Documents folder, gets copied to the C drive in C:\Documents and Settings\%username%. It doesn't copy "My Documents" because I excluded this folder from roaming with the profile using group policy.So, the user has logged on and they have a copy of their profile (minus My Documents) on the C drive. The Folder Redirection points to the profile on the server (\\server\Profiles\%username%\My Documents or Desktop or whatever), and basically the user works directly on the server, which was the intention. There is a drive Z: mapped to \\server\Profiles\%username%\My Documents.The problem comes when the user logs off. The local copy of the user's profile (C:\Documents and Settings\%username%) is copied back to the server (\\server\Profiles\%username%), COMPLETELY OVERWRITING ANYTHING THAT IS THERE. This means that the "My Documents" folder is DELETED!The problem I had before was that you couldn't delete any documents because the My Documents folder was being copied back and forth, and the old folder was being copied over the new one on the network. That's why I... Read more

Answer:Windows 2000 Roaming Profile Problems

Hi GazI take it the last workaround failed, have you tried this, Under "User Config", Admin Templates", "System", Logon/Logoff", "ExcludeDirectories in roaming profile"For others interested click here for previous thread.Good luckChris

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Hi there,
One of my clients has an intermittent roaming profile issue that's driving me crazy. It's completely intermittent, and I have no way to reproduce it, it just sometimes happens.
It's holding up our new SOE roll out as it occurs on the new SOE image along with the old PCs.
The issue is that randomly when windows copies down a user's roaming profile to a PC the below error appears. Nothing around any of the logs at this time hints at being related. It's causing users to login to a temp profile if it happens to be their first
time on that PC.
Windows cannot copy file \\?\UNC\SERVER$NOCSC$\profiles$\USERNAME.V2\Downloads\File.zip to location \\?\C:\Users\USERNAME\Downloads\File.zip. This error may be caused by network problems or insufficient security rights.


 DETAIL - The handle is invalid.


Roaming profile issues have been at this client since before I took over. Since then I've replaced the domain controller/ file server, (Still running on the same VMware host). So ruled out that. Its happening on new SOE and old PCs.
As for a timeline, windows reports that it starts syncing the profile at 12:53:18PM and the error happened at 12:54:34PM.

It's not the same file and has affected a number of users (each time it's a different file).
I'm all out of ideas on this one. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hello,

I have a user that is running windows 7 x64 using a roaming profile and he keeps noticing that his proxy is checked in IE. I had him uncheck it and logoff and machine but the setting came back. I had him logon to another windows 7 workstation and the setting was enabled there as well telling me that this is something in his roaming profile. Where in a Windows 7 roaming profile are the proxy settings for IE? Thank you for the advice.

Answer:Persistent Proxy Selected - Windows 7 with roaming profile

See if this is what you are looking for.

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I've got several Win XP users setup for roaming profiles in a Win 2k3 domain. Every now and then when a user logs in to a different workstation, the profiles get's corrupted. Internet access for the profiles get blocked. In order to fix the profile, you have to completely delete from the server profile folder and the local profile in order to fix the internet access block.

So far, I havent found any solutions at microsoft.com and I'm getting tired of rebuilding the profile..any sugestions..
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 2k3: Roaming Profile internet access corruption

Just found a quick fix: all of the fixes I've read recommends doing a profile rebuild. That means, you'l have to redo all of the pofile setup for program(s) used, from Outlook, to Blackberry.

go to "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Connection Wizard\inetwiz.exe" run the inetwiz.exe and simply redo connection. This will repair the internet connection/corruption in the profile. It saves' you from rebuilding the whole profile.
 

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I came across this error, and thanks to this thread, I was able to solve it. I thought I would throw my checklist out there for everyones benefit:

Setup:
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Server 2003 Server, Running DNS / AD, File Server, IIS
XP SP2 Clients ( 2 )

I had one client successfully log-in, accept group policies, run scripts, do folder redirections.
I had another client, identical OS and network settings. Would login, get to the internet, but fail to run scripts, do folder redirections, or save profile settings.

On failing client, Event Viewer yielded this information :

1053 : Windows Cannot determine the user or computer name ( An internal error occurred ). Group policy processing aborted.

1521 : Windows cannot locate the server copy of your roaming profile....
DETAIL - THe system detected a possible attempt to compromise security. Please ensure that you can contact the sever that authenticated you.

1511 : Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temp.....

15 : Automatic certificate enrollment for local system failed to contact the active directory. A directory service error has occurred.

Fix Attempt 1 :
I removed the bad client from the domain, rebooted the machine, and deleted local copies of the domain profiles with the local administrator account.
I removed the offending machine from AD and manually deleted the A Record from the DNS controllers DNS Forward Lookup Zones for the domain.
This yielded no change in behavior, regardless of which username I ... Read more

Answer:1521 : Windows cannot locate the server copy of your roaming profile....

Hello,

I too have stumbled accross this. I ended up patching my SBS 2003 r2 SP2 server. I installed ISA 2004 SP3 and a Microsoft Hotfix as per blog August 12 http://www.mickyj.com/blog7.htm. Everything now works well.
 

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Hello all,

This is my scenario
Windows 10 Pro V1607 computer using roaming profile
Internet Explorer 11
GPO enabled "run only specified windows applications", as result, I can Open IE11, but security zones are locked down.
Disabling GPO everything back to normal, but I like to manage the allowed applications in roaming profiles. Any help will be appreciated.
JoMsAe

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All of my profiles were initially created on Window XP. I'm upgrading my workstations to run Windows 7 and Virtual Windows XP. The profiles are working on the Virtual Windows XP.

Will these same profiles work on the front-end on the Windows 7? I'm guessing not, since the structures are different.

Will I have to create a GPO to have 2 separate profiles for each user - XP & Windows 7

*Obviously I havenít tested the scenario
 

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I'm trying to experiment a little with Windows 2003 Standard to try to learn a thing or two about networking (bear with me I'm quite the newbie). I set up my server for file sharing, domain controller, and dns. I created a dummy user and then tried to log on to the domain with this dummy account using another computer on the network (XP Pro). After I log out it gives me a nice message saying it can't save the roaming profile.

I double checked the directory I gave the user for their profile. Everything is spelled correctly, they have enough quota, and they have write permissions to that directory. I can't think of another reason why it wouldn't be able to be saved. Can anyone offer me an idea or even a tutorial on the subject? I've searched around google and the 2003 help docs but I don't think I'm using the right search terms as I can't find exactly what I'm looking for. I'd appreciate any help on the subject. Thanks.
 

Answer:Roaming profiles with Windows 2003

what folder are you saving the profiles in? i have mine saved under 'netlogon'. here is how mine is setup:

1. under the share permissions tab for netlogon folder, highlight the group/user 'everyone' and check allow for full control, change, read.

2. under the security tab, make sure the group 'users' is listed with the default permissions.

3. create the new user's profile in the netlogon folder. in the new folder, edit the security tab and add the new user's name and check allow for all the boxes.

ps. the netlogon folder can be found from going to start, run, //localhost

if you need anymore help, just PM me and i can help you on msn messenger.
 

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How do I do this? I have tried a dozen things and none of them work.
 

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I am helping out at the local school and they have a small problem with the roaming profiles on their server 2003. If you change the desktop background with a picture on a workstation, log off and logon to another workstation the background stays empty as if it can't find the proper background. Any clues as to why (is it a Group Policy setting)

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Hey all,

Im learning my way around Server 2003. and have curretnly got it running smoothly. My next challenge was to look into the profiles for the users that are currently still on the work group netwwork.

The current setup is fine as people only tend to use one PC/Laptop. However as has recently happened, one laptop has developed a fault and i had to manualy backup all files and settings.

While this isnt a big problem, i have been told Roaming Profiles could help this as the profiles would move to a new machine along with the user.

When i started looking into this it seemed fairly straight foward, and currently has proved no major hassle, I have created a shared "Profiles" folder with permissions set, and profiles now copy over. My biggest problem however is that the profiles are very large in size because of all the files in the My docs folders etc. so logons take a long time and on some cases fail.

So how do you handel user profiles? especially on laptops that will not always be used on the network?

Would greatly appreciate some advice
Thanks
 

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Our company have company wide issue where users are reporting that the Welcome screen after logging on takes anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes, which is unusually long. I've come across a "fix" from TechNet from another member that this has happen
to them before and the fix was to:
1. gpedit.msc >> Local Computer Policy >> Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> System >> User Profiles
2. Set maximum wait time for the network if a user has a roaming profile >> Change setting from "Not Configured" to "Enabled" and change the "Wait for network for maximum (seconds)" to 0.
By doing this action, will it affect the global group policy set by our Server Admins? As in, when a user logs in, it usually do a gpupdate /force, will changing this setting in gpedit.msc, will it skip the gpupdate /force from happening?

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windows 2003 server group policy and roaming profiles

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Hi, could someone help please. i have setup a server for testing and am looking to use the mandatory profile so users cannot make changes to their profile. i have gotten the profile to work but for some reason the pc needs to be restarted to forget what was done on the computer. if i make changes then log-off and logon with a different user, and then logon again with the original user the changes have been remembered. it only forgets if i reboot the pc. have i missed something.

Also i have added a user to an OU group and set a group policy for folder redirection but it doesn't work. i have gone to the properties of the OU and added the policy there but it won't work. again have i missed something.

thanks in advance for any help you could give
 

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Hello all,

This is my scenario
Windows 10 Pro V1607 computer using roaming profile
Internet Explorer 11
GPO enabled "run only specified windows applications", as result, I can Open IE11, but security zones are locked down.
Disabling GPO everything back to normal, but I like to manage the allowed applications in roaming profiles. Any help will be appreciated.
JoMsAe

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Question: Roaming Profile

Hi,

we have a windows 2003 server which stores users roaming profiles.

I have one user who's desktop sometimes doesnt get updated. For example,
when the user deletes a file or folder - next time then login in the
file/folder is still comes back on the folder.

The other thing is that sometimes folders deleted sometime back all of
suddenly reappear on the desktop.

What could be the issue?

Thanks
 

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Hello,

Have a PC at work running Windows XP SP2 in a domain environment with Windows SBS 2003.

I have a user who tries to log on to the domain and gets the following message: Your roaming profile is not available. You are logged on with the locally stored profile. Changes to the profile will not be copied to the server. Possible causes of this error include network problems or insufficient security rights.

DETAIL - Access is denied.

Then I get the next message: Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes to this profile wiil be lost when you log off.

I checked the permissions on this users roaming profile folder and they are the same as every other user in the organization. Full control for Administrators, Creator Owner has special permissions, Domain Users has Full Control, System has Full Control and Users has Full Control.

I checked ownership and Administrator has ownership of the folder.

I can access the network folder and all documents for this user after the temp profile logs on. I tried logging this user on a different machine and get the same message as before.

I tried logging a different user on the same PC and it hangs on Loading your personal settings and then I get the following error: Windows cannot copy file \\server\etc...May be due to network problems or insufficient security rights. I tried logging this user on a different machine and it worked fine.

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Answer:Roaming profile not available

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Question: Roaming Profile

Hi there,I have just set up a windows 2000 advanced server, and some Windows XP Pro workstations.I need a quick network for now, so have not bothered setting up active directory, or DNS on the server.I have set up roaming profiles on the server, for the user accounts.I am unsure how to set the workstations up to use the roaming profile, and so I found the profile bit in the windows regestery, and changed this to the windows share.When I try to log on to an accout suposively setup to use the roaming profile, am message comes up basically sayingAccess DeniedDoes anyone know how I can fix this, or If I have set it up right?Many thanks

Answer:Roaming Profile

I went and Used the computer management windows, and then the snap-in, Users and Groupsbtw, I have made sure file permissions were set to allow for all. I can get into the file browsing to it as well - and i am very confused as to why the computer can't seam to!Many thanks

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Question: Roaming Profile

Hello everyoneI am running 10.5.x on a Intel processor. Now that I have several MACS:2 Laptops1 Mac Mini1 iMac 1 G5 running 10.5.x on PPCI would like to create Roaming profiles. I have read about Directory Utility  and  Directory.  Do I have to create the Domain Controller in Directory? Then create the profiles in Directory Utility? There are lots of articles about this concerning adding profiles to Windows AD. I am strictly running this in a Mac environment. Can someone clarify or have link to a good article?Thanks 

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Question: Roaming Profile

i have set up a roaming profile on my server already and i was wondering if there is anything i have to do on the workstations for the roaming profile to work
 

Answer:Roaming Profile

As long as the Roaming Profile is set up correctly on the server, there shouldn't be anything you need to do to the client machines.
 

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Question: Roaming Profile

I am trying to set up a Roaming Profile, But don't really know how to go about it, I know the basics, like that you have to copy the User Profiles to another Place, But where???I have A D-link wireless rounter and adapters, and a Extrenal Hard Drive. I would like to use the External Hard Drive to store the User Profiles on. Can anyone tell me if this is possiable and also how you go about making a roaming profile. Any surgestions would be much appreciated.(Oh and I don't have a server, just I computer I put all of my Shared files and resources (e.g printers) onto.)

Answer:Roaming Profile

click here will explain it all.

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Question: Roaming profile

Hi all,

a little info on me (i hope im using correct IT jargon), im inquring for my work computer, its running Win XP svc pk 2, we logon using roaming profile, and when i login i get a message saying: windows cannot locate roaming profile and will attempt to login using local profile. the IT guy here takes forever to respond to his trouble tickets and I have enough knowledge to be helpful. any advice would be appreciated thank you.

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Question: Roaming Profile

I have created a roaming profile in win 2003 enviroment,every thing is working fine except the desktop back ground.It is different back ground if i login from different computer
 

Answer:Roaming Profile

it would be greatly appreciated if you do not post in two places...

Pick a forum and post there.
 

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Hi,

We have a Windows 2003 Domain and a Windows 2003 file server, the AD is on server01 and the file server is server05 all the profiles are on the file server.

We have one user that has a roaming profile and it will not save anything back to the server, I have installed the User Profile Hive Cleanup and its still dose not work.

I have tried to rejoin the computer to the domain but still no luck.

I have even done a full reinstall of the users laptop but this has not fixed it, dose anyone know of any problems that would cause a profile not to save back to the server?

Thanks for any help you can give....
 

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I have created a roaming profile in win 2003 enviroment,every thing is working fine except the desktop back ground.It is different back ground if i login from different computer
 

Answer:Roaming profile

Closng duplicate.

Please continue here:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/583076-roaming-profile.html
 

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I just finish setting up my home server and have my computer logging into the domain I created. I copied my current profile to the server then in Active Directory set the profile to where the DIR is. When I log onto the computer the profile is correct. If I make any changes and logout then log back in it reverts to the original profile I created. What do I need to change so everytime I log out it saves my profile to the server?
 

Answer:Roaming profile not saving?

is the directory where the roaming profiles stored shared? and are the correct permissions set.
 

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heyas, guys!

i guess this is a less of a technical question than a... system philosophy question??

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the other day i had a notice pop up, statying that my roaming profile wasn't properly fully synchronized with the server and blah blah blah, and i was like... WTF? WHAT server? why do i have a roaming profile? i did NOT authorize my profile to roam to any server!

i searched for information on this, but all i find is stuff on like big corporate/school networks, and corrupt profiles that users totally can't log into their machines, and how to reset those. i looked for the registry key for roaming profile "BAK" files as one method suggested, but i didn't find any. (i did find the S1-5 things.)
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i have one machine, running win 7.
i have my old xp machine, on a direct link cable, that i occasionally use to access the hard drives. (no, i don't turn it on every day. yes, i turn my computers off every night.)

is having the xp file server causing me to have a win7 'roaming' profile? is it trying to synch to the xp machine? and, most importantly: can i change it from 'roaming' to 'local' and not break anything?
thanks a tonne!!

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Alright, here's a technicality I need cleared up.

What we've got is a Citrix Server that gives everyone their own desktop. The way its currently set up, it works by them just doing the User Name and Password routine thru the client. On the IBM side, this seems extremely redundant. This summer, we're also converting most of our lab to IBM.

My question to you folks (specifically 2000 server/domain), is whether or not you can use a Citrix-Defined desktop with roaming profiles defined at the server level. This way, all the crap they save on the desktop is saved to the server, and not to the LOCAL CLIENT.

Personally, I'd say to not allow a customized desktop, because it detracts from productivity, but the Network Admin doesn't see it the same way I do. It also doesn't make sense (IMHO) to have a Windows 2000 server rendering to 2000 domain-capable IBM's; save the bandwith for something else.

Thank you much for replying. If there's a lack of coherency, I apologize in advance.

Answer:Roaming Profile from Citrix

Any ideas? Anyone?

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Folks, no doubt this question come up before, I just can't find any information about it ... so if anyone is in the know-how, your help would be appreciated.

This is my scenario (as an example):
I have 3 PCs and 1 DC -- 2 x Windows XP and 1x Windows Vista Ultimate. I have them setup for roaming profile. Now, the question XP machines recognise and load the profile fine... however! Will the Vista PC do the same... or will it just create its own profile on the DC and disregard he profile (ntuser.dat) that the 2 XPs machines use....

Surely, M$ would have been smart enough to make them compatible?

Any help appreciated... I would like to know before I start implementing the above.

Thanks.

Answer:Vista / XP Roaming Profile

Hi. . .

Unfortunately Vista uses a v2 profile where windows 2000 - windows XP uses v1. But never say never. It can be done and will involve redirection and Vista Junctions. You can read all about it and the potential solution available as written by Mike Stephens in "Managing Roaming User Data Deployment Guide", which I found a while back on a Microsoft Support site. I have attached the Word Document to this post.

Good Luck to you.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi all,

I've got a single computer I want to block roaming profiles on. I seem to remember this being possible in local policies ( or group policies ), but I can't find it.

Is this possible? Or am I just making shit up? If so, where am I looking for it?

Thanks
 

Answer:Roaming profile question

If I remember right, you could in NT4 but XP & 2000 ignore the setting.
 

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I have problem with roaming profile on vista business. We have server windows 2003, using xp roaming profiles (users are not assigned to the computer). Users keep changing the pcs, Vista joined correctly domain but profiles doesn't work. I've read that redirection of the folder is the solution, but all my users keep swapping pcs. Any idea how to make compatible xp roaming profile with vista roaming profile? many thanks

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At work, we have roaming profiles set up with a maximum size of 30MB. In order to reduce the size of the profile, we go in and delete files, as necessary, from C:\Documents and Settings\UserName by using the Profile Storage Space dialog as a guide. Pretty standard stuff.

So, I have written a program that lists all files in C:\Documents and Settings\UserName, and allows you to directly delete/open etc files in the list. In doing so, I noticed that the folder contains 300MB of data, compared to the 14MB that my profile is reported as containing.

I am guessing that Windows chooses a subset of files in the directory to make up the roaming profile. What I would like to know is what these are and where are they defined!? It must either be a standard, or recorded somewhere on the machine because the Profile Storage Space dialog successfully works.

Any help would be very gratefully accepted. I have trawled the web for days on this topic now, with no results.
 

Answer:Roaming Profile Files

By default, the History, Local Settings, Temp, and Temporary Internet Files folders are excluded from the user's roaming profile.

The ExcludeProfileDirs value in the following key contains a list of folders that will be excluded from a roaming profile:

Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
This TechNet article Step-by-Step Guide to User Data and User Settings might be useful, but I've barely glanced at it so can't promise anything.

HTH

Jerry
 

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As an administrator how do I resolve the following issue?

Your roaming profile is not available. You are logged on with the locally stored profile. Changes to the profile will not be copied to the server. Possible causes of this error include network problems or insufficient security rights. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.

DETAIL - Access is denied.

Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off.

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I am running a roaming profile environment but am having issues with just 1 profile.  With this profile it will keep the default printer on the FAX option rather than staying on the proper printer.  So I thought maybe it was just a bad profile ( Profile has been in use since October) and deleted it and let the user log back in and create a new one.  Set the settings and the user logged off and we checked it again when the user logged back in and the printer was still wrong.  What would cause it not to stay?

Answer:Roaming Profile Problems

Did you try to reinstall printer's software?

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This is my question, I would like for the users to be able to access there email from any machine that they login to on our domain, I think that this would be a roaming profile. I have actually worked at a place where you could login to any machine and Outlook would automatically configure it's self with your email account, you would not have to configure anything. How do you set this up.
Another note, we are still using Exchange 5.5 but are moving over to 2003 this summer.
Thanks.
 

Answer:Question about a roaming profile.

you would want to create roaming profiles. Do you know how to do this?
 

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Hello everyone.

I have an XP Pro client which is in a small domain network (30 clients). It was set up by the former admin, and seemed to be pretty struggeling. It used approximately ONE HOUR to load it's Roamin Profile. I found the profile size of 5GB, and quickly saw this was a really bad solution.

I deleted the roaming profiles, and set up new users. Now I can't login with any other user account (except local admin). I get the message "Windows cannot load your profile" DETAIL - System cannot find the specified file.

I've googled this for a while, but everyone seems to get a message telling them the profile is corrupt. In my case, the profile is long gone, and that was also the intention, so I've found very little help so far.

Anyone know why this happens, or how I can fix it?

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Hi everyone,
local machine is xp pro, on a win2K domain server.
Problem is that when anyone tries to log on, this machine gives an error
"......Windows cannot copy file \\fpb01\users_data\Profiles\ron\ronpr\Recent\X-85BL_060318_273_au_api(N).zip.lnk to location C:\Documents and Settings\ron\Recent\X-85BL_060318_273_au_api(N).zip.lnk. Possible causes of this error include network problems or insufficient security rights. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.

DETAIL - The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. "

the file stated will change each time you try to login.

.." (and no, profiles are not corrupted, it happens to ALL profiles)
i removed one local profile, then started in safe mode, and user could log in properly. proper desktop etc, only thing is, the new profile was created as temp.ourdomain. but it functions 100%

This happened a while back to the same machine, and it ended up being a virus or trojan that seemed to change the users ID, but i dont recall what one it was. And I dont seem to see it using spybot etc...
 

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I'm currently having problems with emails regarding roaming profiles. I have several worskstations under windows NT. I know for a fact that during log-off and this process was terminated the copying of profiles to the server is terminated as well that's why it results to corrupted profiles. Corrupted profiles means loss of email also. Now i'm having problem bec. eventhough when the log-off process has finished, still some of my friends looses their email. PLease i need help on how to prevent this one from happening bec.. this usually happens.

thanks.
 

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Windows cannot copy file C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\ntuser.tmp to location \\ServerName\profiles$\%username%\NTUSER.DAT. Possible causes of this error include network problems or insufficient security rights. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.

DETAIL - Access is denied.

I keep getting this error when I try logging off. It looks like security rights to me, but I'm pretty sure I set both file permissions and share permissions properly.

In AD I set up user dummy with the following information:

Profile Path: \\Servername\Profiles$\pdummy. The "p" means profile. We already have shares on this server with usernames.
Logon Script: something.bat
Home folder: Connected as H:\, \\ServerName\%username%

File permissions for "profiles$" is set to Full Control for Domain Users and Domain Admins.

I tried multiple ways to get this to work, but nothing is replicating. Please offer any assistance.

The user I'm testing with is a dummy account, called "dummy."

Answer:Roaming Profile Problem

I should also point out that \\ServerName\Profiles$ is directed to a cluster.

\\ServerName = Cluster Group Name.

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Hopefully this is in the correct forum.

We recently want to roaming profiles on all of our company computers. For some reason, if a user is off-site and they move files and folders around, when they return the the office, everything is moved back.
This does not happen all the time, but does make my users feel uneasy that their changes or new documents where not saved.
Any one know why this is happening?

Thanks,
Wayne
 

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I'm creating a 2nd User acct, haven't done this in awhile and not real sure about some logistics thereof.
In the User Acct setup I noticed an option to make a User Acct either Local or Roaming. I have a peer to peer workgroup of 3 nodes in my home (no server). When I look on my C drive in the Users folder, I see my user acct folders I've been using for sometime and inside it's folder structure it has both a Local and a Roaming folder ? As in C:\Users\UserMe\AppData\Local\
and also, C:\Users\UserMe\AppData\Roaming\

(1) I assume my (or any) profile can only be one or the other at a time ?

(2) How can I tell if my current profile is Local or Roaming ?

(3) What exactly is the difference of the two ?
(3b) and in essence when would I need whichever ?

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My profile on the pc appears to have disappeared. Typing %APPDATA% should result in roaming and then to profile locations which it does for three other users but I just have a list of programs. The result is I cannot access the Firefox browser, Adobe reader and probably other programs. Any suggestions?

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I am having several roaming profile issues.
I manage 120 workstaions with windows XP with SP2
The server is windows 2003 which is up to date on patches.
There are about 1000 users
This is a community college

The share that the roaming profiles are on is not hidden.
The profiles seem to work but are not always removed as set by policy.
(Not being removed is 1 issue)
The share is set to NOT allow offline files.
Issue 2.
occassionally, the user loads a corrupt roaming profile and the result is not being able to print or select a printer and the left side of the start menu is blank. I resolve this by having the user logout. I change the name of the profile and the user then logs in and system then loads a new default profile.

I do not have issues with mandatory profiles (set on 2 accounts that work on 2 special labs, about 25 machines.

We are cleaning residual profiles manually and I have used microsoft's tool to remove residual profiles but it does not remove all of them.
Last year this problem was caused by our Symantec virus software (see their website) But updating the virus software was not a complete solution. (or any at all, as I didn't keep data)
Problem 2 appears to grow with time during the semester.

At the end of the semester, I clear all accounts, all data files on the server and all roaming profiles and start all over again.

I did not notice this issue when using windows 2000 workstations and windows 2000 server. Almost all of the hardware has been ch... Read more

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(after installing sp4 on a couple of computers, we get an error message when logging on with roaming profiles.

the message we are getting is:

Windows did not load your roaming profile and is attempting to log you on with your local profile. Changes to the profile will not be copied to the server when you logoff. Windows did not load your profile because a server copy of the profile folder already exists that does not have the correct security. Either the current user or the Administrator's group must be the owner of the folder. Contact your network administrator.

we are running a w2k ad integrated domain. all the workstations are w2k pro.

please help me! = \)
 

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Ok I have a gigabit network set up with Windows2000 Server and about 12 computers that are running Windows XP. Now, I set up two different profiles with Roaming profiles to see if it works so that I could have all the computers logging onto the domain. The problem I am getting is that when I try to log on to the domain with one of them it seems like it tries to load it but doesn't find it on the server but all the stuff is correct. The error it gives me seems like it is a security error but the profile is in the administrator domain. Then the other profile I have set up loads (it takes an eternity to load) and it does not bring in anything from my documents/favorites or anything from the server.

The way I created the profile is by doing the system - copy profile and copying it to //server1/profile/username ... I can log onto the server with the both profiles just fine and I would really appreciate any bodies help in getting this running. Its an architectural design firm and we have people that use scanners/tablets on different computers and it would be great if we could set this up ... Thank you ahead of time.

Joel
 

Answer:Roaming Profile not Working

I hope this helps Roaming User Profiles
 

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Here is what I am trying to do so please feel free to tell me Im crazy or it's not possible.

I have two computers one is in the basement on 24/7 its my game/server Ultimate x64

The second is my upstairs Imac.

I do not wish to have redundent files on both machines, so I would like to have the iMacs win 7 (32 or x64) use the same files and folders from downstairs.

If I have to install applications on it im fine, but I would like to keep as much as possible running off the downstairs folders that I placed on d:\ drive. (all my Documnets, movies, music, etc I moved to a new folder on d:\User

If anyone has experience with this please let me know if Im wasting time on this adventure?

+Rep waiting for the knowledgeable ones

Answer:How can I setup a true roaming profile?

Roamin profiles don't apply here. You are describing server storage - which you can emulate with your setup. The "server" will have to be on to use it, of course.

Use Libraries - add the folders from the "server machine" to the "client"

or

Map a folder as a network drive on the "server" machine.

In your User folder (..\Users\DorfDad\...) right click properties on each folder you wish to treat this way.

Select location.

Browse to the mapped drive, OK

Select Move

Select Yes to move existing files.

I may be a bit fuzzy in the detail, but this process is fairly simple and I think you will see it clearly once you begin.

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Hello, novice networking person here. A PC at work kept showing "local network cable unplugged". I checked the connection with the switch and changed cables with one that worked and still got the same message : "local network cable unplugged". The NIC lights were amber color so I figured it may be the NIC that was not working. It was an integrated NIC. I found an old NIC lying around (Intel) and installed it in a PCI slot. The lights are now green and the network connection is OK but the user cannot access any network folders and gets the following message when logging off: "Windows cannot locate the server copy of your roaming profile and is attempting to log you on with your local profile. Changes to the profile will not be copied to the server when you log-off. Possible causes of this error include network problems or insufficient security rights. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator". The login script no longer executes when she logs on and all of the network folders are inaccessible. Any ideas what could be wrong. I can ping the loopback, server, default gateway, etc... I tried repairing the network connection. Nothing seems to work. The PC is running Windows XP Pro with SP2 and all updates and patches are current. I googled MS website and nothing there helped. I did read in one forum that an old NIC could possibly cause the roaming profile problem???? Should I buy a new NIC and install it in a PCI slot and see if tha... Read more

Answer:Server cannot locate roaming profile

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I have several computers connected onto a domain. All the users can login without a problem, but when I login as a domain admin, I get an error, something to do with the user profile be not loaded correctly. The roaming profile isn't loaded in full, its still using the c:\users profile.

Is it just a case of deleteing the user profile from all the local drives and the server, then login again?

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I finished correcting a relative's pc which they started the upgrade to windows 10.
PC uses a usb-to-wireless network adapter to connect to internet.
I brought the pc home and plugged it in to my router via cat6 cable to finish upgrading to windows 10 and put classic shell on, had everything working at my house. Bring pc back to relative's house where I left the usb-to-wireless network adapter. When i boot up pc it always says cannot load profile.
How can I prevent this so that in windows 10 if the internet is not available, it still logs in to the one and only user account on the system.
Getting the usb-to-wireless adapter recognized in windows 10 and then connect to the internet is another story, please don't say the solution was to get the wireless connection working. The solution I need is when there is no internet that user can still log in, access there word/excel document then print them.
thanks.

Answer:how to prevent roaming profile when internet is not available

Is the computer set to join a domain?

What is the difference between a domain, a workgroup, and a homegroup?

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Anyone having problems with roaming profiles on a domain? My roaming profile will not load in a domain setting.

Need help.

Thanks.

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Hi there,I have just setup a domain based network using what knoladge I have on the matter. This is which is limited, so I have a couple of maintiance and setup questions to ask. I am going to start with the once I have the biggest problems with on thi tread, pease help!! =S-----------I have setup roamin profiles and home directories on my domain network using windows 2000 advanced server. I have tried and seam to be going arroud in cirlces trying to make a good profile i can get all my users using. I idally want two profiles, one for administrator, and one for basic-level users. Basically; using this all i want is different user permission set (i.e admin ad user permissions) and things like mapped network drives, and desktop themes. Also favorites, and my documents link to the home directory and printers, e.t.c.If I cannot have different types of profiles (administrator and user) how could I just make it work for one profile all the accounts load up with the things i listed above.I hope that makes sense, I have given enough information, and that someone will be able to help.Many thanks in advance.

Answer:Roaming Profiles - Default profile?

someone? please?

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Hello!

I've just installed Windows 7 (Technet edition) on a new PC here at work.

My AD account has a roaming profile called \\srv01\jeffery_j$\roamprof.

At some point during the logon/logoff process a new folder is created on the server called \\srv01\jeffery_j$\roamprof.V2. I'm guessing this 'V2' suffix is added is because of significant changes to the folder structure compared to the XP profile and to avoid a messy merge of the two.

Having created a file on my desktop when I log off the profile copies up to the fileserver apparently without error. If I look in the folder on the server the desktop file I created is there.

However, when I log on I get a message to the effect of "Windows has logged you on with your local profile copy due to problems accessing your roaming copy". When I look in Eventvwr I see this event:Quote:

Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-User Profiles Service
Date: 01/10/2009 10:05:38
Event ID: 1521
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords:
User: DOMAIN\jeffery_j
Computer: ITW7.DOMAIN.com
Description:
Windows cannot locate the server copy of your roaming profile and is attempting to log you on with your local profile. Changes to the profile will not be copied to the server when you log off. This error may be caused by network problems or insufficient security rights.

DETAIL - Access is denied.
This implies a security issue, but if I can write to the folder (as proved by the desktop icon I created) and I can browse ... Read more

Answer:Roaming Profile Access Denied

Hi, I've found this, not sure if ti will help, I haven't tested myself as yet...

Roaming Profiles and Folder Redirection with Windows 7

If this helps, please let me know, I will be testing next week...!

Thanks

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Some questions for you system admins out there.

do you set limits on the folder size for your users roaming profiles folder?

What limit do you set?

do you use folder re-direction?

Thanks am just trying to plan a better way of using our profiles.
 

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Hey guys, I got a question about roaming profile.
Every time I, a user, change the background on one client machine and log off, the changed background doesn't show up when I log on to another client machine in that same domain. However, if I go to "Display Properties" and "Desktop" on the 2nd client machine, I can see the changes that have been made. I have to click "OK" in "Display Properties" in oreder for the changed background to show up.

Has anyone experience this before? Please help. I do not know what went wrong, and the admin can't figure it, either.

Thank you.
 

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I have a user that works on 2 HP Win XP machines with a roaming profile.

It was working in the past, but now her profile won't upload to the win 2003 server from either machine after logging out.
If I make a change to the profile folder (like creating a document folder), it downloads to the pcs on login.

I tried reinstalling the OS on one machine, but still have the problem.
 

Answer:roaming profile won't upload to server

Further to this, the roaming profile share folder on the server has had offline caching turned off.
The user has full control privileges over the root folder and profile sub-folder.
 

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After completing an AD upgrade to 2008r2 I've had my fill of roaming profiles. I want to change all users back so that their profile is on their pc. I'd like to hear from anyone that has done this and what worked for them. Of course ideally I'd like this to occur with the user affected as little as possible. Most users are still winxp but some win7 machines too. Already read lots of suggestions online, but wondering if anyone out there has done it and what worked.
 

Answer:Roaming profile back to local

Why?

how do you plan to backup each desktop and important files going forth?

i have 47 systems here with 80 something users all on roaming profiles and things have been sooth for 2 years now, i have only had 2 system i beleive who's profiles didnt update properly i had to fix.
 

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Hi there,
I have run a domain on some Windows 2000 servers.
I have had to do a clean install on it all over the last weekend.
I have setup a share for roaming profile, and one for redirected doucuments.

I need to be able to get into, edit, and delete the contents of people profiles / documents.
However I am not entirely sure how to do this.

This means permissions should enclude;
Full control for the domain User, System, Administators

The owner should be adminisators.
--I think!

So far, somehow, The profiles are creating themselves while The domian user, System, and administrator, with full control over the folder. The user is designated as the owner - and to do what I want, it eds to be designated as administrators.
-How can I make it so all profiles created are like this?

On the user documents folder the only thing that is how I want it is the User has full control. It needs the administors and system to also have full control, and there is so far no owner set.
-How can i get this how I need?

Any help will be appreciated as I need it sorted before I have to re-open the network tonight - obviousaly!
Cheers
 

Answer:Roaming Profile Permissions? - URGENT!!! :s

bump
 

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Just seemed to crop up last week. We have 3 Cisco AP1200's in the building, and the laptops have Aironet 350 Cards. Using LEAP currently (it's only like 3 wireless users).

Anyways, when the user tries to login, they see the progress indicator from Aironet Utility doing the "getting IP, contacting Domain, etcc.) and then it begins to load. Eventually it explains that it could not contact the server and is loading a temporary profile. (network connection dropped). The user can UNC to shares and has no problem once logged in.

To verify, I disabled the wireless, and used the cabled eth interface and the profiles all come through.

Are there any timeout settings I should look at in the Aironet configs?

When I check the profiles tab on the PC after logging in:

With the wireless card: Type: Roaming Status: Temp
With wired : Type: Romaing Status: Roaming

Thanks gang. Scratching my head here.
 

Answer:Roaming Profile not setting via Wireless

I haven't used the Cisco utility. I have seen this problem with third party connection applications that come with some wireless cards. Basically, the problem is that the connection to the AP is made/attempted after the log in procedure is initiated. Some times it doesn't even run until the user is completely logged in.

The built in wireless manager in XP SP2 doesn't have this problem. It will connected to a specified AP regardless of who is logged an prior to an attempt being made.
 

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I would like to change an existing NT user profile from a local to a roaming but the option in System Properties>User Profiles is greyed out.

Can I change a profile and if yes then how?

If I have to start a fresh then please tell me how to do that too.

Thank You

PikaPikaDude

 

Answer:{Advice offered} - Roaming NT Profile

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Bad title?

Back story: Got a refurbished machine, when to work on it to set it up to work on my network.

Created a new user for the machine.

It's using a roaming profile.

I have no problems at this point with deleting that user and starting again, have not gotten that far into setting things up.

Question is, how do I disable that roaming profile creation?

Answer:Disable Roaming Profile Creation

Is this in a domain or workgroup environment? If a roaming profile I would suspect a domain...

To change the profile simply go to System properties in Windows and then select Advanced System Settings



From here select User Profiles to change user profile settings.



After that it should show all profiles of users that have logged on to the machine. Select the user to change and then click on Change Type...



Now you can select to change the profile to local or roaming...



To apply the changes you will need to log off and then log back in with the user in question.

In active directory you will need to go to the properties of the user in question and disassociate the UNC path to store the profile:



Hope This Helps,
Josh

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I finished correcting a relative's pc which they started the upgrade to windows 10.
PC uses a usb-to-wireless network adapter to connect to internet.
I brought the pc home and plugged it in to my router via cat6 cable to finish upgrading to windows 10 and put classic shell on, had everything working at my house. Bring pc back to relative's house where I left the usb-to-wireless network adapter. When i boot up pc it always says cannot load profile.
How can I prevent this so that in windows 10 if the internet is not available, it still logs in to the one and only user account on the system.
Getting the usb-to-wireless adapter recognized in windows 10 and then connect to the internet is another story, please don't say the solution was to get the wireless connection working. The solution I need is when there is no internet that user can still log in, access there word/excel document then print them.
thanks.

Answer:how to prevent roaming profile when internet is not available

Is the computer set to join a domain?

What is the difference between a domain, a workgroup, and a homegroup?

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I have recently setup a domain. My workstations are all running windows xp and my server is windows 2003. I have setup Roaming Profiles for my users. All but one of the computers are working with this. The one computer will read the data, but not write it.

Answer:Domain Roaming Profile Problems

did you joing the machine to the domain?

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I've setup a roaming profile account, I logged into it first on the domain controller, and now on a desktop computer. but the " and @ are the reverse keys, and some other things like the # key has become |, how do I change the profiles keyboard layout?
 

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After checking Microsoft's site and the WWW I have not been able to find a answer to a problem I'm having when I log off or reboot my machine. Here is the message that I get

Windows cannot update your roaming profile. Contact your network administrator.

DETAIL - There is not enough space on the disk.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

I'm running W2K SP3.
 

Answer:Roaming Profile Error message

Due to a two-stage process, the profile server requires freespace that is twice the profile size. If disk quotas are enabled, you require a minimum available quota that is twice the profile size.

source:JSI

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Hi , I've been able to set up roaming profiles on my Windows 2000 server however I have encountered difficulties with this over my wireless network. I am using a Belkin 125 high speed router and Belkin wireless G Network card fitted to my laptop. I am able to access my roaming profile accounts and log on successfully to my server however as soon as the log on process is finished my network card stops functioning and I don't know why? My system works fine when I use my laptop as stand alone or if I log on using my administrator account. I believe its something to do with the roaming profiles . Can anyone suggest a solution ??? regards Morlz .

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anyone know how to stop the below error from popping up when you log on mobile. I want to use roaming profiles so there will be a copy of the users profile on the network in case they want to logon to a different machine or something.
If no one has an answer to this then my question is how do you deal with logging in mobile (do you still log onto the domain?)
ERROR:

Windows cannot locate your roaming profile and is attempting to log you on with your local profile. Changes to the profile will not be propagated to the server. DETAIL: Network path was not found.
 

Answer:roaming profile error, in mobile mode

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Good evening,

Been running into an issue of employees wanting to sit at differnet desks and have their email already set up. Is there anyway that I can get a users email and email profiels to roam like their My Documents, etc. ? Any help with this would be great, I tried to have them all export a .pst to their home dir and just import it each time but this still does not bring in there email profiles/settings. Thanks guys/gals!
 

Answer:Solved: Roaming Profile and Microsoft Outlook

I don't think there's an easy/cheap way to do this. There are companies trying to get rich by providing the necessary software to do exactly this. There's also the Citrix option, or web email option.

-Scott
 

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Hello TSF users,

I am currently experiencing major problems with roaming profiles on client machines connected to a Mac OS X 10.5.8 server. Roaming profiles and temporary profiles are not an issue and do not occur on the Mac side on the client machines, the problem resides entirely on the XP side for some students connecting to the server. I'd say the ratio of people experiencing the problems to who aren't is roughly, 60% working, 40% experiencing the problems.

The problem in depth is a user will choose the Windows option when the dual boot screen appears when they power on the Mac. When the user logs in an error message will appear along the lines of;

'Windows cannot find the local profile, and is logging on with a temporary profile.

Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off"

Some of the students also seem to get an error message when they log off, along the lines of;

"Cannot copy file C:/Documents....*Name of document which can not be copied*"

I've looked in Workgroup Manager on the Mac OS X Server and it shows that there is no windows path for ALL accounts... even the students who log on successfully who encounter no problems with saving work/temporary profile's/roaming profiles.. which makes no sense whatsoever...

I'd greatly appreciate anyone shedding any light on my situation as I work as an IT technician in a school and this problem has been floating around for months..

Thanks,

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Answer:Dual Boot / XP Roaming Profile Problems

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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 a small domain setup with a mix of Win 2K, Win XP, Windows Mobile and Windows Vista clients. The server is setup with roaming profiles and folder redirection for all users.

All was working well until, you guessed it, I added the Vista clients. First of all, the Vista clients create a new folder called <<username>>.V2 in the profile store, which is annoying but I can cope with, however it doesn't copy accross the users' settings. This means that the user ends up with a blank profile. Now some of the information (Favorites, My Docs and Desktop etc) can be linked, copied or are not that important, but it means that when changes are made to one copy of the profile (say wallpaper for example - just for simplicity) it is not changed on the other profile as they have seperate registries.

Does anyone know of a way to get Vista and other clients to use the same profiles -or- does anyone know if Server 2008 is going to address this problem?

I have been looking all day (when I could have been getting on with other things) and have found no help at all.
 

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Does anyone know how to exclude specific directories from your roaming profile in group policy editor?I've fond this page: click here Quote:Exclude large folders from the roaming profile. By default large folders such as Local Settings, Temp and Temporary Internet Files folders do not roam. You can use the "Exclude directories in roaming profile" Group Policy Setting to add new folders to the exclusion list; once included in the policy these folders will not be copied to the local machine at logon, nor copied back to the server at logoff.I cannot find this setting on group policy editor myself... (I am using a 2003 domain).Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Answer:Exclude specific folders on roaming profile

In the root of a users profile (normally C:\documents and settings\USERNAME\ is a file called ntuser.ini. Mine has a section that reads:[General]ExclusionList=Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook;Temporary Internet Files;Cookies;History;Personal;RecentLooks like this may do what you need, just add a folder to be excluded in...I've not tried this myself so let me know if it works.Thanks,JamesB

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Hi guys,

This is driving me crazy. I just implemented roaming profiles, but now my users are having issues because some of our applications require local admin rights. Also, we allow them to install software as needed.

Is there a way I can give the users Local Administrator rights either using a logon script or any other way?

Thanks for the help,
Wayne
 

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Hello,
I am looking for a way to manage printers and network drives in a company.
On windows 2003 server, Windows XP client, roaming users should be able to log to a computer in finance, and from there be able to select the finance printers and the finance Share folder (S:\finance).
If the same user logs in HR dep, he can get HR printers and share folder (S:\HR).
In the past they had a little in house soft which they launch after they logon and then select their location and printers they want.
I am looking to do the same type of thing but I can't use the same old application. I am not a pure programer, I tried to find some tools (soft, script, GPO) that I can modify with the setup of my company.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
Revan.
 

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Hello,
I am a Network Administrator by trade, so at home (for practice) I have a domain environment setup w/ roaming profiles.
I have a locally attached F:\ drive with a folder I named OneDrive. Under that folder I have sub folders that are important to me such as family pics, documents etc. I attached onedrive to that as cloud storage, and I also back that up to my NAS frequently.
Some reason about 3 weeks ago onedrive stopped syncing, and when I run the onedrive troubleshooter it mentions an issue with roaming profile.
Is there any way I should be looking at this differently, or any work around?
Thank you.

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I have had a user call me this morning about their profile. When the log in they get this message

"Your roaming profile is not available. You are logged on with the locally stored profile. Changes to the profile will not be copied to the server. Possible causes of this error include network problems of insufficient security rights. If this problem persists contact your network administrator"

When the user logs in she does not get access to the network drives, VPN or the internet.

I have checked Active Directory and the profile paths are correct and the way they are ment to be.

Does anyone have any other solutions to this problem?
 

Answer:Solved: Problem with one users roaming profile

Just to let you all know that i found the problem. Once other users came into the office it turned out to be the whole downstairs office that could not access the internet network drives or the VPN.

Turns out that the network cable going into the panel had come loose somhow so when i pushed it back in hey presto everything came back to life.
 

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