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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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 ...
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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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How do I rename the server that offline folders are referencing?

Several users are using offline folders to refer to a server we want to decommission... actually the server is already offline and people have pending updates to this share. What is the best way to ...
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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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Terminal server logs off users after 5 minutes

We have the following domain setup: Domain Function level: Server 2008 5 Server 2003 terminal servers 5 Server 2008 R1 terminal servers 150 staff who use mandatory profiles on their PCs Those staff ...
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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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Active Directory in the cloud

My company is considering implementing Active Directory and Windows Server to manage our local network and workstations. The main benefits sought are central management of machines, security ...
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how to use temporary profile when ssh to remote server

I am frequently logging in to remote servers using ssh, to do standard administrative stuff. I have local bashrc/vimrc and various other configuration files that I would like to be available remotely. ...
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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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Disable temporary user profile on workstations in a Windows 2008 env

I have a Windows 2008 domain with +/- 27 workstations. The users have all roaming profiles, but this doesn't work sometimes. What results in that the user is logging in with a temp user profile ...
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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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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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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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Deleting local profile after user logs off?

I am currently using roaming profiles and wante to configure all clients connected to the domain to delete the local profile once the user logs off. Could this be done via a Group Policy? Script?
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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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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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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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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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Dealing with duplicate Folders in a Win7 Roaming Profile/Redirected environment

I am seeing something unusual that has to do with Windows 7 roaming profiles in conjunction with folder redirection. Roaming profiles are enabled on a Windows 7 machine via group policy, and the ...
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Setting up a Linux Ubuntu Server to provide Samba, AFP and Windows Roaming Profiles

I'm replacing our old Windows XP Pro office server with a HP Microserver running Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. I'm not a Linux expert but I can find my way around a terminal prompt, I'm a Mac user by ...
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Roaming Profiles Between Two Sites

We currently have two buildings at different ends of the country, one contains the fileserver with our roaming profiles and a domain controller, in the other building we just have a domain controller ...
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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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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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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.
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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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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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How to use process monitor to view or log a windows login?

We're having some issues with Windows 7 Roaming profiles and I was reading here that the login process can be monitored using process monitor. "There are a couple of ways to configure Process ...
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Disabling local profiles in active directory?

I'm using active directory to manage logins to a large number of servers. We have various admins that will be connecting via RDP to these servers. Is there a way I can force windows to remove their ...
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win7 and win xp roaming profile

I have a samba server with WinXP roaming profiles and now I have to have some win7 clients as well. Is there any trick which would allowed to login any users on Winxp and Win7 with the same profile ...
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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% ...
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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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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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Child Folder inheriting a permission that parent folder does not have (NTFS)

I'm reconfiguring roaming profiles on my network to use proper NTFS security settings according to this article. I have reset the following permissions on the roaming profile parent folder: CREATOR ...
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Excluding folders from a roaming profile, client-side

I am using a laptop connected to our company's domain network, and after logging in this morning it told me that I have exceeded my roaming profile space. After looking into the issue I realized that ...
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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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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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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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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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How do you configure recycle bins on roaming profiles?

I copied the following from a post on the Spiceworks forum which remained unanswered: Is there any way to place the Recycle Bin back on the desktop of a Roaming Profile with the Desktop being ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Logging in with Roaming Profile taking a long time

Sorry in advance if this is a bit of a newbie question, I'm new to this concept and I do not have control over the network setup and have little knowledge regarding network configuration. I have a ...
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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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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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VERY slow startup in a Windows Domain, why is this?

I recently joined a Windows 7 computer to a domain. There is one Computer Policy configured: the use of roaming profiles. From the moment I restarted the client, I could stare for hours at the ...