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?


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.

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  • 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 '11 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 '11 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 '11 at 19:21
  • Anytime. Did you ever post your other question? – surfasb Dec 21 '11 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 '11 at 7:13

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