We moved away from roaming profiles on a windows 2008 domain, when we moved to windows 7. We used a user policy to map the desktop folder, and the mydocument folder to a users share on a file server.
This works well for the desktops, but when a user checks out a laptop to take offsite, they then cannot use the laptop because it cannot create the desktop folder, or contact the domain.
The work around we currently have is to use a local user account on the laptop so the user can get online and either go to the internet, or VPN in to their work machine.
I'd like to know if there is a way to do this with a machine GPO, or other method, so the user doesn't get stranded when they're offsite.