In previous versions of Windows, the Roaming Profile is uploaded only when the user logs off. However, in Windows 7, a Group Policy setting can allow the registry file to be uploaded in the background. The setting is called
Background upload of roaming user profile’s registry file while user is logged on.
However, with this setting set, the
LastUploadTime field in WMI still only reflects the last log off. I assume that this is because more than just the registry file need to be uploaded to the server in order to qualify as a full upload.
So, my question is: What other parts of the profile are uploaded on log off?