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Does anybody know of a way of hiding the annoying Windows XP message that appears when a laptop user with a roaming profile logs on without the network connected? The message displayed is

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 logoff. Possible causes of this error include network problems or insufficient security rights. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.

The message is most annoying, and usually results in helpdesk calls from users that think something is wrong, when in fact the user doesn't need to be bothered by it.

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The message is there for a reason. It is generally ill-advised to remove or disable messages the user SHOULD see. –  John Gardeniers Jul 5 '10 at 21:26
    
John, thanks for your comment, however I have to disagree. I can understand the need for this message on desktop PCs, but it is pointless for roaming users where this condition is expected. The wording of the message tells them to contact their systems administrator if it continues, but says nothing about this being normal when they are roaming. –  Bryan Jul 6 '10 at 6:30

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You could solve the problem with these KB articles: 831651 and 832850.

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