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 clarify the correct configuration for roaming profiles?

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How did you setup the profile in the first place?? Very Very important information. Otherwise, we have to ask, "Did you turn on the DC?" :)

To create a roaming profile: Open Active Directory Users and Computers and connect to the Domain Controller. Or just login to the DC itself and open the AD Users and Computer

  1. Right-click the user account and then choose Properties => Profiles.

  2. Type the path into Profile path, like \\Server\Share\User's Romaning profile folder

  3. Make sure the share is accessible to that User also.

You can also get a log of the User's login and see where it breaks.

Look under their registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon.

Make an Reg_DWORD called UserEnvDebugLevel and set it to HEX 0x30002.

  • How would I go about having two different OS's? For example I have machines using Windows 7 and others on XP?
    – user95923
    Dec 18, 2011 at 19:13
  • @Joe: That is a whole nother question that needs to be posted as such. Short Answer is: It depends on your configuration.
    – surfasb
    Dec 18, 2011 at 19:17
  • Nevermind, I've found how to do so... For some reason I forgot to change the security when I originally done it. Thanks for this.
    – user95923
    Dec 18, 2011 at 19:21
  • Anytime. Did you ever post your other question?
    – surfasb
    Dec 21, 2011 at 2:26
  • Yes, I posted it on Server Fault. Someone replied how, please feel free to add as the folder is still left locally but is empty.
    – user95923
    Dec 21, 2011 at 7:13

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