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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Windows 2008 R2 Roaming Profiles Setup

I have tried to setup roaming profiles on Windows 2008 R2 Server running with all Win7 client PCs. I have setup folder redirection for My Documents, Desktop, Favorites and AppData. Have two questions ...
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Server does not let me log in and then kicks me out

Event Type: Error Event Source: Userenv Event Category: None Event ID: 1500 Date: 5/19/2011 Time: 1:23:24 PM User: ...
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CentOS can I connect mobile and remotely from a laptop using another mobile connect to ssh or ssh -x?

Case: I placed one rack mounted server which has only intra-network activity (do not require any kind of internet access just for the service). Issues: But many times it requires remote access, in ...
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How to make Windows roaming profile with Linux

I have 2 labs with 20 computers each of them. All the computers are running Windows XP Pro and the user profile is loaded from a SunOS system (Solaris 8). No matter which PC the user will use, he ...
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Moving roaming profiles to DFS

I'm redirecting appdata, my docs and desktop folders to a server using a GPO based on what facility they're usually at. This brings up a problem for users who bounce between multiple locations. ...
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How do I turn off roaming profiles in Snow Leopard Server?

Good Morning, We are running Snow Leopard Server with Windows XP clients, we have about 10-12 user who logon with the same username and password, these users are telling us that they are seeing ...
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LINUX LDAP Domain with roaming profiles

I would like to set up a linux LDAP domain using Ubuutu as my client side. Currently i have an LDAP server setup and users can authenticate through the LDAP Server. But how to create to roaming ...
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How would setup a roaming profile for a domain admin?

Something I was kinda wondering about. First, Is it wise to use a roaming profile for a Domain Admin account? Second, Where should it be stored? I would think storing it on the file server with the ...
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Roaming Profiles, Folder redirection or… both

I'm developing a remote desktop services in Windows Server 2008 R2. It's going on one server but in the future it's possible that another server could be added to the farm. I'm creating roaming ...
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How do I change HOMEDRIVE HOMEPATH and HOMESHARE in Windows XP? [closed]

I have got a laptop which is configured to have the user profile in a network drive. This is causing me a lot of headaches since the connectivity to my company is very slow. I want to relocate the ...
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Minimum required NTFS permissions for roaming profiles

A earlier question links to this Microsoft document about roaming profile permissions. I want to know if you can lock the permissions down even further then what is recommended. Do I really have to ...
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Migrating Roaming Profiles from one drive to another

As the title suggests, how can I migrate roaming profiles located in one drive (starting to fill up already) to another? Current share is like this "SVR1\Shares\UserProfiles\%username%\ But of ...
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Roaming profile configuration Problem

I am having a problem with enabling roaming profiles. I have a test user ittest. I went into their AD account and changed the roaming profile location to \servername\profiles$\ittest The profiles ...
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How do I speed up load times on roaming profiles with Active Directory?

I've done some reading and apparently the main obstacle to fast remote profile syncing is that Samba takes a long time to transfer lots of little files like cookies. After reading Roaming Profiles: ...
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Profile initialization on second logon

Every user in my samba PDC network gets a default profile, created by copying over a local modified user profile to the netlogon share. Now when they first logon there is no problem. But on the second ...
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Logging internet usage in Server 2008?

We are running Windows Server 2008, with each client connecting to the internet through a Draytek router. Each client is setup with OpenDNS which blocks most websites. There are a few limitations to ...
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Server 2008 R2 + Remote Desktop Services cached roaming profiles not being deleted on logoff

I've been having an issue for a few weeks now with certain roaming profiles not being deleted from my Remote Desktop Services host server when a user logs off. The issue seems to be only related to a ...
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Force a roaming profile to be created

SBS 2000 server; I've added \\server\profiles\<username> to each user's Active Directory's Profile tab, but 2 of 6 users are giving me grief: one finally was created for one of the two users ...
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How do I debug Roaming Profile synchronisation (or lack thereof) on Windows 7?

We're running a Server 2008-based domain with Windows 7 clients. Recently a desktop of ours persistently started giving its user a TEMP profile on login. We assumed a broken profile and did what we ...
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How to Apply a .reg file to a ntuser.man file

I have a .reg file with some registry updates that I need to apply to a bunch of user's profiles. The keys are all in HKCU, which means they will end up in ntuser.man. The "manual" way of doing ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Roaming Profiles

I'm having a bit of an issue getting roaming profiles setup with Server 2008 R2. Here are the permissions that I have set on the roaming profile share: Share Permissions Administrators - Full SYSTEM ...
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WinXP logins no longer fully functional

Summary: Users with Roaming Profiles on my XP workstations appear to be unable to do various things, e.g. set a default printer, disable toolbars in IE8, or see icons on the left side of the Start ...
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Local Settings in Windows 7 Roaming Profiles

We're planning a migration of several hundred desktops to Windows 7 and hitting a snag in our test lab with roaming profiles. Bit of background: Win 2003 FFL Currently all XP machines Roaming ...
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How to use network fileshare as user's home, and not roaming profiles

Some of my users are very frustrated, because their login/logout times are reaching into the minute ranges. We have a few shift workers using the same machine, and invariably, the second shift has to ...
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How can I make sure a user's roaming profile is being updated appropriately?

First I would like to say thank you all who answered my last question. So now I have another... I have a user who is using Windows XP Pro on a Windows Server 2003 network. He is experiencing three ...
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How can I detect if a user profile in Windows is a roaming profile?

I have a user who is having some issues. In order for me to resolve it I need to know if he is on a roaming profile or not. I believe he is but I want to confirm it. What are some signs that will tell ...
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Windows 7 Offline Folders

We have a windows 2003 server setup doing active directory. Recently we have added our first non XP machine. This is a windows 7 pro laptop. All is working fine on the user aspect side of this ...
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Server 2008 Roaming Profiles Permissions

I'm having an issue setting up roaming profiles in Windows Server 2008 R2. The roaming profile is not being created on login/logoff with the user and they constantly have a temporary profile. I have ...
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Can I control what data gets saved with a user's roaming profile?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine running a small corporate domain. User profiles are stored to a drive array on the server and I'm noticing that the user profiles are very large in some cases ...
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cannot centrally administer user profile in wink2003

I have created one shared folder to store domain user roaming profile on a profile server. The issue is only the user has the right to open the user profile folder on a profile server, not even the ...
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Untrusted Location

I've recently switched to roaming profiles in an XP and Windows 7 environment and also changed the login script. Can anyone tell me where I would find the info regarding messages that appear when ...
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Problem Disabling Roaming Profiles on Grouped Users

I'm having some serious issues getting a group of users to stop using roaming profiles. As expected, I have roaming profiles enabled accross the domain. - But am doing GPO filtering, limiting the ...
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Roaming profile is not loaded when user's password expires and is changed

Our password policy makes users change pw every 30 days, when this happens they sometimes find they are logged on with a local profile and none of their settings. This generally only happens when the ...
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Windows roaming profile when creating a new user profile

When a particular user is having a lot of problems with Windows XP e.g. applications crashing, unresponsive applications (which used to work), and as a general troubleshooting practice for a domain ...
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Exclude client from sync with roaming profile?

is it possible to exclude one machine from syncing its profile with the server? The situation is as follows: Our CEO wants to use her semi-private laptop in our network, which means she wants to be ...
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Two users using the same same user profile while not in a domain

I have a windows server 2003 acting as a terminal server, this computer is not a member of any domain. We demo our product on the server by creating a user account. The person logs in uses the demo ...
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Prevent Roaming profiles from syncing certain elements

I'm somewhat new to the Server 2008 front, and I'm afraid I've hit my first snag: I've set up roaming profiles, and they appear to be working too well. Is there a way to limit, ideally on a ...
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Slow logins with roaming profiles

We are running an ActiveDirectory environment with Windows 2008 as DC and Samba 3.3 as fileserver, using roaming profiles. Some of our offices are connected to HQ via slowish links (1/2 Mbit). ...
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Debugging Windows 2008 (Roaming Profile) user logon

I would appreciate some help debugging my windows 2008 profile service. Any domain account that logs on to my 2008 machine gets a +- 20 second waiting time on "user profile service" I am using ...
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Server-based homedirs and universal logon on a Linux network? (Other than with NFS+NIS?)

This question was kinda, sorta, already asked, but there's a security issue with the NFS+NIS setup that still bugs me: if you know somebody's username/uid, you can setup a *nix computer, create a user ...
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Are there any issues switching a user from a roaming profile to a local profile?

We have a Windows Server 2003 environment with XP Professional laptops. If I switch a user from a roaming profile to a local profile in active directory, by clearing the profile path, will this cause ...
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Can I have a Linux based Server which handles roaming profiles for Windows and Mac OS X?

Is it possible to have roaming profiles for Windows, and portable home directories for Mac OS X be served up from a Linux Server ? ie: 1 home directory for a mixed environment.
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Roaming user profile issues on Server 2008

I thought I cleared a user's profile from 2008, but it keeps coming back. So, I was looking for the best way to clear a roaming profile in Server 2008, but I have been unable to find anything. But, ...
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Enable roaming profile from group policy

I've had a reasonable look around the AD policies but am I right in saying the only place that you can enable & define the profile location is by editing the user, i.e. there isn't a group policy ...
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Windows XP Domain Logon takes between 40 - 60 minutes

Windows XP Clients, fully patched, with Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 client Windows 2008 R2 domain Roaming profiles Folder Redirection applied to Documents, AppData & Desktop I've enabled ...
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Windows roaming profiles on Snow Leopard Server

We've got an Xserve with Snow Leopard Server running our domain, with mostly Mac clients configured with "roaming" Home Sync directories. There are several Windows workstations that also use roaming ...
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Is it a bad idea to make roaming profile share available offline?

This is regarding a Windows 2008 R2 domain. The Documents, Desktop, Application Data folders are all redirected to users' home directory (mapped as Z:). The users home directory is configured to be ...
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Domain Policies needed when using roaming profiles

We don't usually use roaming profiles, but we need to test some code of ours to make sure we work with this. This led us to set up a roaming profile and then try to use the program in question. On ...
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Exclude certain files or directories from redirected folders

We have a windows 2003 AD and are using Folder redirection to redirect the users My Documents to a share. Is there a way to save certain filetypes (*.mp3, *.avi) or folders (My Music, My Pictures) on ...
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Roaming Profiles in 2008 server

On my 2008 Domain Controller I have set a roaming profile path for my user. When i login, i get an info bubble saying that i am using a Temp Roaming profile. is this because of an issue with my ...