Is there a log somewhere that provides a log of what is going on and why all my roaming profiles are failing. I have it set so that the user is the owner and has full control but each time I log off I get: "Windows cannnot update roaming profile" error. I've looked in the users profile folder and there is nothing in there.

Thanks, Noah

  • I just confirmed that is is a permissions issue. When I go to the location: \\domain.local\Files\Profiles\TQUser and I'm logged in as TQUser, I can't create a file there. Which is odd because I have full control/access of that folder as that user. Any ideas on what else to check or take a look at. I'm using DFS if that makes any difference.
    – Noah Clark
    Sep 28, 2009 at 20:44
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    What SHARE permissions are on the root share?
    – joeqwerty
    Sep 28, 2009 at 20:45
  • I went back and went to sharing and set Everyone to have full control. That didn't do the trick, but I figured it would on the TQUser folder. Or do I need to look at Profiles?
    – Noah Clark
    Sep 28, 2009 at 21:08
  • It was the Profiles folder. I get it now the permissions i was messing with were local.
    – Noah Clark
    Sep 28, 2009 at 21:25

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I would recommend looking in the event logs on the computer and seeing if there are any relevant events. You can also turn on user environment logging as per this article:


  • I figured it out without using this, but it would have been helpful had the issue not been resolved.
    – Noah Clark
    Sep 28, 2009 at 21:26

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