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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What parts of a Roaming Profile get uploaded in Windows 7?

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 ...
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Roaming Profile Permissions and Migration

Currently a client as 2003 DC and we are migrating them to a 2008R2 on a 2012 Hyper-V Host. They have a handful of roaming profiles - but with the usual setup - i.e. the only permissions on the actual ...
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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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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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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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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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Default profile stored on \\ADserver\NETLOGON didn't applied

We are on the process to use Roaming profile for ou domain users, so I want to enable a default network profile for all users in our AD environnement. I try this: - Login as Administrator account - ...
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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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Creating a template/default roaming profile

With Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter and running Windows 8.1 machines, is there a way to create a default or template that will contain shortcuts and files for a new user when they are created? ...
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Hide Windows XP message 'cannot locate server copy of roaming profile'

Does anybody know of a way of hiding the annoying Windows XP message that appears when a laptop user with a roaming profile logs on without the network connected? The message displayed is Windows ...
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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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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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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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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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Configuring roaming profiles

Running a DC (Windows Server 2008 R2) with Windows 7 Clients. I have configured the roaming profiles (I believe), however once while logging in, the account logs in with a TEMP profile. Can someone ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Remote Desktop Services roaming profile leaving local copy after logoff

I have a Windows 2008 Remote Desktop Server and a GPO redirecting Remote Desktop Services profiles to a netapp share. This works with one caveat. I am getting a local profile written as well as the ...
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windows 7 domain roaming profiles - can i set it up so that only differences are synced with local copy?

I have read answers regarding roaming profiles that recommend using folder redirection (like Profile Roaming, to make not to copy all the files to the local PC). I don't want the profile dirs to be ...
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Central authentication and /home storage with caching

I want to move my jumble of a home network (mixture of Windows / Mac clients) to run exclusively on Linux. The machines will all move to Linux. Before I embark on this (sure to be fun) journey, here ...
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Strange permission issue on Windows 7

To setup the scene, I have one of my users for whom roaming profile is enabled as well as folder redirection. My issue is that the user cannot open some files in the redirected folders (AppData, ...
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Fully delete roaming profile on terminal server upon user logoff

We're using roaming profiles on our terminal servers (running Win2k8). Occasionally, it is necessary to delete some of them, for example because of corruption or to test something. They store only ...
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Script to copy down portions of a roaming profile [closed]

I'm currently working on migrating users to Windows 7 from XP. We use roaming profiles. Xp creates a folder named "Profile", while Windows creates "Profile.V2". Theses folders are independent of each ...
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Roaming Profiles: Simultaneous Logins of Same User

I am administering a Windows Server 2008 R2 environment that is using roaming profiles and folder redirection. The client machines are running Windows 7. Due to the nature of the business, users ...
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Windows Roaming Profile Reverting to Local Profile

I'm trying to set up roaming profiles within a Windows Server 2012 domain. Here is what I did: I created a shared folder, which I am able to access at \\dc1\profile when logged in as the roaming ...
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Obscure network fault, Server2012/Win8 - Code = (34) STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED, Printer GPO

Anyone got any clues what could possibly be causing this error. Environment is Server 2012 and Windows 8 with roaming user profiles, \Server\Profile$ & \Server\User$. The trigger that causes ...
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Share desktop and documents folders among multiple Windows accounts?

We have several Windows workstations which are shared by multiple users. I'm currently considering a scheme where users have their own user accounts and profiles, but they share the same Desktop and ...
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Setting up default settings for new users on Windows 7

I'm setting up a lab with computers running specialized software. The computer is registered to a domain. I set up an admin account containing changes to the settings, bookmarks, etc. Whenever a ...
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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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Server 2003 can not see xp machines on network

I am tesing a few things and one of the things I need to get passed is this problem i`m scartching my head on. I have server 2003 being used as a terminal server but we are getting rid of that and ...
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Folder creation date is very recent, while last modified is years ago

We're experiencing some weird stuff with our roaming user profiles. We use folder redirection for Documents/Pictures/Music/Destkop/Downloads, yet these folders are being created in the roaming user ...
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How to use powershell to check the location of user profile locations on the server?

Is it possible to find all the users profiles that are not on a certain server/folder using powershell and regular expressions? If so how would one go about this?
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roaming profile vs folder redirection

I can't seem to find a consensus on what the differences are between the two. Roaming Profiles, Folder redirection or... both is one example. The top answer doesn't answer the question as to what data ...
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Server 2012 Roaming Profile from server 2008

I set up a new server 2012 Standard box on the LAN and created a new domain. I've set the users profiles to roam. I'm trying to log on to the domain with one of the users I set up. The computer I'm ...
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fault in sync roaming profile

I am system admin of a business network. I am on a Windows XP client. When a user logs off, naturally, it tries to sync changes with server. I noticed that the directory is wrong. It tries to sync ...
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Extracting Outlook part of Win 7 profile only

Where exactly are the Outlook configuration settings contained in a Windows 7 Office 2010 user profile? I want to move a user from Win 7 Office 2010 to Win 8 Office 2013 but rather than keep the ...