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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

5
votes
1answer
346 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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.
5
votes
2answers
13k views

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, ...
1
vote
2answers
13k views

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 ...
0
votes
4answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
889 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
624 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
246 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
993 views

Problems with Firefox and roaming profiles

On our network, when the user is logged on a PC and then tries to login on his laptop he is getting this error: " Windows cannot copy "..\%username%\Application Data\firefox\profiles....\parent.lock ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Roaming Profiles Log

Is there a log somewhere that provides a log of what is going on and why all my roaming profiles are failing. I have it set so that the user is the owner and has full control but each time I log off ...
17
votes
3answers
15k views

Roaming Profiles: Best Practices

I want to setup roaming profiles for about 50 users. What is the best way to go about doing this? What are the best practices. I've read about desktops/my Documents being TOO big. How big is too ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Roaming Profile Folder Exclusions

Is there a way to exclude folders in roaming profiles? Ie: don't want to include 'My Music' folders. Windows Server 2003. Thanks.
2
votes
5answers
6k views

Best practices Roaming User Profiles for users who connect via VPN frequently

I'm working on converting my users from local machine based profiles to network profiles stored on a centralized fileserver. The majority of my users are "local", in that they work in the office 75% ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

Removing Roaming Profile

I have roaming profile setup for all my users, however, my network is starting to slow down and users are taking a long time to sync. I decided just to roam the desktop and remove My Documents and ...