A Windows concept refering to allow a user to see their information and settings in differente computers saving the user profile in a network shared folder instead the local hard disk.

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Running Net Stop unelevated

First of all, this is one of those borderline questions between serverfault and superuser. In the end, I decided it belonged here because of the fact that most aspects of it revolve around a domain ...
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(How) Can I change the location of the local profile storage (C:\Users) in a roaming profile RDS environment?

Setup: 1 File Server and 2 Terminal Servers (RDS Hosts), 1 Domain Roaming Profiles are set to \WS2008R2\PROFILES\ Local Profile storage as per default is in C:\Users Relevant Software: Microsoft ...
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rds 2012 r2 - desktop starts to flicker/refresh when enabling thumbnail icon preview

first post yay :D so i have a terminal server (RDS) 2012 R2, users are configured with roaming profile and folder redirection - all works great (ok not great, but fair enough :) ) users complained ...
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fix Win7 Profile broken when moved to another domain so Crypto-API works

I have a Win7 MFC C++ desktop application that does symmetric encryption/decryption with a simple text password (no private keys involved) using the Crypto API. It works for others. It worked fine ...
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Why do Roaming User Profiles stay at home?

PREFACE: I am a helpdesk operator/student who has volunteered to work on local small business IT problems for experience. I apologize in advance if I have missed an obvious solution! I am attempting ...
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Roaming Profiles: Chrome has to be stopped through task manager after login before using it.

When users log on some find that they cannot start chrome until stopped through task manager. It doesn't matter where they log in, it's always the same issue. Any ideas ?
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Windows 7 delete fingerprint from profile

I'm facing the following situation: I have a computer, joined to an AD with roaming profiles and with fingerprint logon enabled. A problem with a user profile had me delete the said profile and ...
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Trouble with roaming profiles and temporary profiles

So, here is the deal: rds sessions hosts (2k8r2) in a farm roaming profiles on a dfs share A domain user (with a roaming profile setting) logs on a rds session host and this happens: Windows ...
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roaming profiles for remote users [closed]

Is it possible to have roaming profiles for remote users? We have a number of people who work on different sites, and I want them to be able to share laptops. A lot of my research concludes that I ...
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SMB2? Traffic Crashing Network Windows Server 2012 R2

I am running a network at a school. The server is running Windows Server 2012 R2. Out of the blue about a week ago, I started experiencing network issues. Examples: Can't log into roaming profile ...
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Windows 7 Simulate corrupted profile

For testing purposes I need to simulate what happens when a user gets a temporary profile. Desktop Environment: Windows 7 Enterprise Server: Windows 2012 The user would be setup with a roaming ...
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Deploying Outlook through RemoteApp

We have an RDS server where we host our software plus supply access to office and a few other programs. this is a multi tenant environment, we do not host any email or exchange but users can connect ...
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RDS 2012 Outlook Roaming Profile

I have a RDS collection with one sever in it with about 50 existing profiles, since day one we have had roaming profiles set-up and folder redirection. I have just added another RD host to the ...
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Thunderbird roaming profile best practice

I'm running a small windows network (AD) where we use Thunderbird to retrieve mails via IMAP. However, some users have also created local folders in order to archive messages. The goal is that users ...
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Cannot disable profile storage space error on windows 2000 domain

We have a client on a windows 2000 domain with approximately 22 servers and 30 workstations. This client is extremely out of date and we've been trying to bring them up to speed. Last week their ...
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Multiple profiles with Single AD Domain

I have problem with setting up multiple user profiles with single domain controller I have 3 terminal server for each 3 company and I have single domain controller for all companies(because they all ...
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How to exclude Outlook 2010 from Win7 roaming profiles

We have a user with sensitive emails that shouldn't be available when they login to a borrowed computer that is not their primary computer. We want to keep their Win7 roaming profile but exclude the ...
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Win 7, Roaming Users, Start Menu, All Programs, other user account folders shown

This is a screen capture of when the Win 7 workstation on a domain is clicked on All Programs, it shows other username folders. The folders can be clicked and it's content viewed and opened. Is this ...
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Roaming Outlook Settings without using roaming profiles

Is there a way to roam my Outlook 2013 settings from workstation to workstation without using Active Directory roaming profiles? As you can see from my question I am no Exchange expert...
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Citrix users cannot add locations to favorites in Explorer

Citrix users (Windows Server 2008R2/XenDesktop 7 Published Desktops) are unable to drag locations to "Favorites" in Explorer. Icon changes to a red "no" symbol. Users have roaming profiles.
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Delete cached copies of roaming profiles older than x days?

Several of our workstations are shared between multiple (30+) users. Every time one of them logs off, a cached copy of their user profile remains on the computer's hard disk. This is convenient and ...
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AD Roaming Profiles via VPN not synchronizing

I want to create local Client-VMs (Windows 8.1) for our developers. These should connect to our VPN and login on our AD server (Windows Server 2012 R2). I'm using serverside profiles for this so that ...
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Issue with offline availability of roaming profiles

I've recently stood up a Windows 2012 R2 server. I set up folder redirection using the guidelines here and roaming profiles using Group Policy. All is well except for the fact that if the client is ...
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“Group policy client service failed. The logon access is denied” when copying roaming profiles to new server. (Samba)

We have perfectly working roaming profiles on Samba 3.3.10 (SuSE) with Windows 7 clients. We configured our new server with same domain name, Samba 4.1.11 (Debian). On the new server, for newly ...
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prevent/block/disable roaming profiles from being created on a specific file share

Information: My department hosts a very large file share (~50TB currently in use) that is used by groups all over my company. We control the storage and backups, but each department is responsible ...
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Can Not Save to My Documents in Office

We have AD environment, which all users have a roaming profile in a file server. My problem is when a user open office document and want to save it in my documents it says Access Denied on \myserver\...
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Roaming Profile where user NOT owner, but no errors seen

Here I am complaining that I am NOT seeing errors. This might seems strange, but the expected behaviour, as I understand it, is that I should see errors under this configuration. We have had roaming ...
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How to setup a group profile based for terminal server via LDAP?

I have 4 terminal server "they are clustered together." All of them have the same specs and same configuration. and have Windows Server 2008 R2 installed on them. All users are using LDAP to log in. ...
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Very long log in times for roaming user

I have had a roaming user on my network that occasionally experiences crippling log on times, upwards of 40 minutes sometimes. After fighting with it for a month and learning what I can of this ...
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User Profile Disks with RemoteApp 2012 R2 Locked

We have a RemoteApp deployment (Web, Gateway, High Available Connection Brokers, ...). We use profile disks stored on a file share. We publish most of our applications, but from time to time, a user ...
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Roaming Profile Files and Settings Disappear

This morning a user, let's call them Greg, logged into their laptop which is running Windows 8 Pro. Their profile is a roaming profile, Active Directory is running on Windows Server 2012. It took ...
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Roaming Profile Control [closed]

I noticed that with Roaming Profiles enabled that even applications have been roaming. Is this normal? Is there a way to keep applications from roaming? I like how Firefox bookmarks move from machine ...
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Deleting Local Profiles when using Roaming Profiles at Log off

I'm currently building an environment that will host about 5,000 users over 20 AppServer. I have finalized my GPOs but I'm experiencing an issue with the user's local profile when roaming profiles is ...
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Move roaming profile user from 2008 to 2012 on new domain; logon and permission issues

I have an older server 2008 machine with domain old.local. I created a new server (2012 R2), promoted to dc and created the domain new.local. I set up a share for user folders Users$. I moved a ...
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In standalone Windows, safely force all apps to use AppData\Local\ instead of AppData\Roaming\ and Hardening security [closed]

In "standalone" or individual windows (vista & above: Vista, Win7, Win8, Win8.1, etc OS based) computers & tablets, which are configured to use only "TCP/IP" network component, each has ...
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Locked Print settings disapper on workstations

we have a RICOH MFD and its queue ison a print servers ; few people accesing it via windows 7 workstations , have issues. They set the Locked print preference in Print Preferences -> one click print ...
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Inheritable NTFS permissions and preventing user folder access Windows Server 2003/2008

A little bit of background: We currently use Windows Server 2003 and AD to control users and their data(we are looking at updating to Server 2008 R2 at some point in the medium future, but not ...
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Import nk2 file to Outlook 2010 with roaming profiles, on locked-down clients

We recently moved a bunch of end users over to Office 2010 on Windows 7 from Office 2007 on Windows XP and I am having an issue getting their nk2 files to prepopulate their Outlook caches. I moved ...
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My Documents Redirect, Server no longer available, recover from local cache?

We had a major reshuffle in our company. Servers got 'removed' and domains disconnected. It's a whole mess I'm untangling. One users laptop recently crashed. I can't get it to boot into Windows ...
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Finding $RECYCLE.BIN folders on network shares

Is there a good tool to find $RECYCLE.BIN folders on network shares and their size? In our environment we use roaming profiles and folder redirection for storing user profiles/data. Users are often ...
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Slow logoff times on Windows 7 PC's in 2008 Domain. Login times are fine

Even with a brand new roaming profile (17.2MB, 253 files, 114 folders), it takes about 5-6 minutes for users to logoff, but it only takes them about 20-30 seconds to login. I located the exact same ...
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Data loss with roaming profiles on login on two different computers

We have a Windows server 2003 system with Active Directory and all of our users have roaming profiles. One of the users let someone login with his username and password on a different computer (2) ...
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Deleted files on network drive from user A show up in user B's local recycle bin

A customer relayed to us the issue that one of his users (user B) discovered sensitive documents in his recycle bin, which another user (user A) apparently deleted on a mapped network drive. Now, I ...
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Is there a simpler method for “creating mandatory profiles for Windows 7 users”

Is there a simpler method for "creating mandatory profiles for Windows 7 users in an Active Directory environment" than the officially Microsoft supported method of using sysprep and AIK? If so, how?
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Deleted files re-appear in AD structure, on logout profile-saving gives “permission denied”

I have a user on Windows XP that has their profile stored on Server 2008. The user complains about not being able to delete files in their documents directory because they re-appear. On logging out ...
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How to transfer user log in automatically into terminal server?

I have a network setup where a user logs into a local station then starts a remote desktop session into a terminal server when they can do their work. Now what I'm trying to do is changing the ...
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What are the disadvantages of using roaming profiles in a call center? [closed]

I am trying to set up a new network design for a call center with about 200 PC. Currently we have the following set up a use logs into their local machine which is a station out of the 200. This ...
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File associations will not stick when setting up a mandatory profile on Windows 2008

I currently have 3 users using a mandatory profile on my Windows 2008 remote desktop server. I have managed to get everything to play nice by changing registry permissions, setting up permissions on ...
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Computer Trying to Load Roaming Profile from Wrong Location

I'm working with a Windows Server 2008 R2 AD DC ("SERVER1") and a Windows 7 Professional desktop ("DESKTOPELIA") that has been added to my domain. I've set the profile path for my test account to ...
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When logging on to my Remote Desktop server I get the error “The Group Policy Client service failed the logon. Access is denied”

Steps to recreate the issue... (Windows 2008 Server - DC, and Windows 7 as the client box) 1) Create a new user in the domain. Example: user1 2) Set the user's "Remote Desktop Services User ...