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Windows profile is deleted when user does not log in for several days

We use a Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory network with Windows 7 Professional clients. After logging in a profile gets created on the computer as normal with all the usual settings, such as the ...
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Issue loading .profile

I am setting up a user profile for a specific application and I am getting an error that I have yet to encounter before. The error happens on with the loading of the .profile file, but the odd thing ...
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Application lockups when connected to domain network

We provide IT support for a small domain environment, (2008r2 domain, exchange 2010) around 12 users, most of with are mobile. We started getting complaints from the owner (its always the owner isn't ...
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Difference between Roaming profiles, User Profile, Home Folder, and Redirected Folders?

On the network where I work, it appears at various times people have had roaming profiles, user profiles, redirected folders, and home folders. What are the purposes and differences between these? ...
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Production environment shared users

In all production environments I've seen there is a shared user owning the active production processes. The idea is that multiple real users can sudo as the shared prod user and do maintenance, ...
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Windows still thinks profiles are mandatory even when they are not

A couple of weeks ago, we experimented with mandatory profiles for users, but due to some issues with one piece of software, we had to revert back to roaming profiles. However, even though the ntuser ...
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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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Relocating user Workstations home, No AD Access

We are closing one of our offices and I have to move a handful of workstations to our user's homes. Since AD is no longer reachable, I assume I have to dis-join them from the domain first? What will ...
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Profiles and using the local profile for a domain user

I’m having some trouble with profiles and would like to reach out for some help. I’ve tried to do some research to help myself along, but I’m not making much progress on my own. I’ve pretty much taken ...
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Default applications for a new User in Active Directory

I am new of the Windows AD outlook. I have created a group of users with limited rights in my AD, and I would like to define and to install some programs for every account on every computer. It ...
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Took a computer out of a domain that does not exist anymore - User's documents gone

We have long ago switched off our Windows Domain. A user came in with his laptop, that was still a member of it. I think the Desktop and files were synced with the fileserver, but that doesn't exist ...
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Relocate profiles to new server

We have a Windows Server 2008 that is part of our domain. Users access this server using their domain accounts. Now we have new server with Windows Server 2008 R2 and we want to move the users' ...
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W2K8 R2 ApplicationPoolIdentity and gigs of data filling up drive

I run an IIS7 web server and use ApplicationPoolIdentity with 'Load User Profile' and my primary hard drive is filling up fast. The C:\Users directory is filling up with temporary data. For example, ...
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“default” profile folder in a folder redirection/roaming profiles setup

Usually, under Windows Server 2008 R2, there is a folder c:\users\default. This folder is a template for new users logging on at the machine. So, if you create the folder c:\users\default\Desktop\Test ...
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Migrating Terminal Server profiles from 2003 to 2008 R2 “V2”

I've done some searching and there doesn't appear to be a method of migrating old 2003 based profiles to the new "V2" profiles automatically. Specifically, we're interested in retaining the ...
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How to create a user without a profile on Windows 7

Can anyone tell me how to create a local user without a profile on Windows 7? I have a cron job I want to run, but I do not want this user to to show up on the list of local logins on the startup ...
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Establishing why one profile is faster than all others

We have a webapp that we launch out through Citrix for external users. This webapp displays documents through an ActiveX control (the Oracle OutsideIn File Viewer). For most users, flicking between ...
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How do I set my web server to run as a specific user other than 'nobody'?

This is for an unremarkable LAMP server running Ubuntu. The reason I want to do this is because I want a php script to be able to run a linux command via the exec() function and the command I want to ...
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How do I automatically add administators to terminal server profiles?

I am trying to add permissions for my Administrator group to the roaming profiles for terminal server. The problem is I am barred access to the individual user profile folders. I already tried ...
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How Do I Move Remote Desktop User Profiles To Another Volume?

I am new to Windows Server 2008 and Remote Desktops, and have a handful of users (5) accessing a suite of applications by way of Remote Desktop sessions. The server is set up with a RAID 5 drive that ...
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Clean up employee profile in Active Directory

In my company, we have several ex-employees. On my Windows Server 2003 machine, there is a "profile" folder which contains the following folders for different employees: "Application Data", ...
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Windows XP on domain: Is it possible to create a user profile directory prior to user logging onto computer

I'm prepping a couple workstations that will replace older systems in a remote office that does not have local IT staff. Users will connect the new computers in place of the old computers when they ...
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Can all domain users be logged into one local profile?

I need to find a way to have all domain users log into a computer and all use the same local (could be temporary even) profile. In the end, I only want one folder under USERS and I DO NOT want ...
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Forbid users to change DateTime settings at their desktop WinXP

What is the easiest way to block changing the Time and Date settings on desktop workstations running Windows XP?
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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 ...