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Questions tagged [roaming-profile]

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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Disabled roaming profiles but APPDATA still points to roaming profile location. How do I update APPDATA to use local location?

I initially had roaming profiles implemented but it turned into a massive headache of constant issues and sync failures. Decided to remove roaming profiles and remove the roaming location from each ...
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Does 'Recycle Bin' storage affect roaming profile space?

Our company allocates 40MB space for profile storage on the server. A user has a file of 15MB in his Recycle Bin which was deleted from his Desktop. In the past few weeks this user noticed a message ...
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Linux AD domain client - access user Windows profile?

Linux client host joined to a Windows AD Domain with SSSD (Windows DC), users can login correctly with their AD credentials. I am looking for a way to mount the users Windows roaming profile on the ...
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Changes to the value for Remote Desktop Services User Profile path do not take

TLDR; I can't figure out where the value for %appdata% is set for RDS servers. This appears to be different from the "Remote Desktop Services User Profile" directory in ADUC, as I can ...
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Active Directory roaming profile permission issue on folder C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Installer

I have a problem with one specific folder while user profiles are synced at logon. Let me explain the situation: I have: A user account (MYDOMAIN\accountname) Security group 'Access to WADUP_RW' A ...
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Non-persistent Windows VDI with user profiles

We operate a Windows virtual desktop infrastructure with around 30 virtual machines. We have around 300 different users. All of them access the machines in arbitrary order and frequency. Each user has ...
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Outlook Exchange Active Sync with roaming profiles

I have some computers with Win 10, Outlook 2016 and roaming profiles. I want to access email through Exchange ActiveSync When I configure Outlook, the OST File ist stored in %userprofile%\appdata\...
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Roaming Profile & GPO & Security Group Interaction

I've set up roaming profiles (client insists) as per this doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/folder-redirection/deploy-roaming-user-profiles and it works, but there's ...
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Migrated Windows 10 Roaming Profiles to new server, now seeing Error - Event ID 1521

Elaboration: I migrated the storage of some people's roaming profile from one Windows Server to another, and updated the profile location through Active Directory to reflect the change. Now for ...
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Linux Samba server for Windows roaming profiles?

I have an existing Windows domain using Windows 2016, and I want to set up roaming profiles. I would like however to use a linux box (CentOS 8 ideally) for the actual fileshare to save a license. I ...
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How to switch a user profile from local to roaming

I have set up a user to use roaming profile on my domain controller. But when I add this user to a VM (I want to use it as a service account), a local profile is created for the user and I cannot ...
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Allow caching of share - roaming profiles - WS2016

I have a WS2016 that is running roaming profiles for users. Within the SMB file share, the option: "Allow caching of share" is enabled and was enabled by accident upon creation. There are already ...
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Windows 10 apps missing with roaming profiles

We use roaming profiles in our environment and am having an issue with Windows 10 deployments and I have narrowed it down to an issue with the fact that its a roaming profile because it does not ...
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Save Outlook credentials in Active Directory

I have an AD with roaming user profiles. Credentials, for example for Office365, don't seem to be stored in the roaming profile, however. When the user switches to a new computer for the first time, ...
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get gmail/chrome settings to roam with user on windows domain

Our school has had a Windows domain for >20 years. The design goal was for users to have the same experience whichever client PC they logged on to. We had Thunderbird, and the email settings moved ...
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RDS Terminal server profile migration

I need help with RDS profile migration. We have 2 domains. Domain A and Domain B. Our terminal server is in Domain A and user profile created in file server (different location) as roaming profile. ...
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Contextual Windows Roaming User Profiles

I'm trying to figure out a way to implement a solution so that a user has multiple different roaming user profiles. Which roaming user profile it uses depends on which OU the current computer is in. ...
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What does the Profile path field do in ADUC?

I noticed today that about 1/3 of our users have an empty field here in their ADUC properties The other 2/3 have "\\servername\profiles$\username". What I'm wondering is how it's possible that 33% ...
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A roaming login primer

Just a few questions on how roaming profiles work. These may have simple and obvious answers but bear with me. For reference, I am volunteering to set up the user profile management systems at a not ...
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smbd left running after user logs out from windows

I have few problems with my Samba4 Active Directory server. First of all, when user logs out of Windows machine, corresponding smbd process sometimes doesn't end and keeps showing in smbstatus even ...
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How to configure ACLs for roaming profiles and redirected folder in AGDLP context

We looked for a long time on internet before to write this long post, but we didn't find any solution to this specific case, even on Microsoft's website. Long story to understand the context We ...
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Why do certain Appdata settings disappear after relogging a Roaming Profile?

I'm running into a pretty frustrating situation. Our users running on Windows 7 & 10 are using certain third party applications on their computers like: Slack Dropbox Spotify Whatsapp Every time ...
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AD programs per roaming profile

Is it possible to make programs roaming with each user profile? I wish to make it so that each user with a roaming profile has their own programs that load with their profile? Also, is it possible to ...
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Create Outlook profile with windows/outlook credentials

With windows roaming profiles, most of the windows profile can roam to other computers in a domain, this includes the outlook profile. We are moving away from roaming profiles in favor of UEV and ...
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Login to Windows with mandatory roaming profiles for other versions of windows

Hello to this community! Recently we have been starting to research and setup a deployment for Windows 10 and use roaming profiles. Mandatory profiles are used for some users. Our old environment ...
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Best way to transfer a Windows roaming profile on a Samba 4 PDC server

I am migrating a old Samba 3 Primary Domain Controller to a new Samba 4 server, creating a new domain and new users. My Windows 7 test client can correctly join the domain and new users can logon on ...
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Include additional data to roaming profile?

I am aware that it is possible to exclude folders from roaming profiles in ntuser.ini, or (for central management) preferedly by a GPO setting (User settings - Admin templates - System - roaming ...
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Roaming Profiles multiple sites

I work for a SMB. Our central office houses our servers, and users in that office have accounts with roaming profiles. In the near future, we are looking to invest in branch AD servers, which will ...
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It takes double times to login comparing to SAS based NAS when roaming profile is provided from All flash NAS

I'm going to migrate the NAS storage from a SAS-based one to an all-flash one. Purpose of NAS is Windows roaming profiles for virtual desktop. I'm in trouble when user login using roam profiles ...
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How can I take print driver settings by each user and ensure those settings remain intact no matter what machine they use on the network?

Sorry for the long question above, i wasn;t sure what might be the best way to word it. I have a Dell poweredge R720 running Win SBS 2011, roaming profiles and folder redirection are not currently ...
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"You have been logged in with a temporary profile" - Windows 7 PC on Windows Server 2012

I know it is one of the most frequently asked question. But I've tried all the fixes which didn't help. We have Windows 2012 Server R2 as DC and a series of Windows 7 systems connected to it. Suddenly,...
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How do I redirect the Google Chrome appdata/local folder?

The users in our domain use Roaming profiles. Unfortunately Google Chrome saves bookmarks in the Appdata/local folder. This results in Chrome "forgetting" the set homepage & bookmarks every time ...
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Using one profile for two or more users

So I have a server running Windows Server 2012 r2 with configured AD, DHCP, DNS and File Server. There are a few users which have the same profile path. And I have a client running Windows 7, that has ...
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Roaming profiles stopped working on Windows 2008 R2 server after W10 anniversary update

I have a network with one W2008 R2 server (AD controller) and 20 Windows10 workstations. The workstations gradually update to this year W10 (1607) - at the moment 7 of 20 are updated - and immediately ...
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Group Policy Deployed Printers Not Creating

We currently run a Citrix XenApp environment with roaming profiles for our users and a Windows Print Server to provide deployed network printers to all users depending on which location (OU) they are ...
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Running Net Stop unelevated

First of all, this is one of those borderline questions between serverfault and superuser. In the end, I decided it belonged here because of the fact that most aspects of it revolve around a domain ...
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(How) Can I change the location of the local profile storage (C:\Users) in a roaming profile RDS environment?

Setup: 1 File Server and 2 Terminal Servers (RDS Hosts), 1 Domain Roaming Profiles are set to \WS2008R2\PROFILES\ Local Profile storage as per default is in C:\Users Relevant Software: Microsoft ...
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Why do Roaming User Profiles stay at home?

PREFACE: I am a helpdesk operator/student who has volunteered to work on local small business IT problems for experience. I apologize in advance if I have missed an obvious solution! I am attempting ...
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Windows 7 delete fingerprint from profile

I'm facing the following situation: I have a computer, joined to an AD with roaming profiles and with fingerprint logon enabled. A problem with a user profile had me delete the said profile and ...
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Trouble with roaming profiles and temporary profiles

So, here is the deal: rds sessions hosts (2k8r2) in a farm roaming profiles on a dfs share A domain user (with a roaming profile setting) logs on a rds session host and this happens: Windows ...
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roaming profiles for remote users [closed]

Is it possible to have roaming profiles for remote users? We have a number of people who work on different sites, and I want them to be able to share laptops. A lot of my research concludes that I ...
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SMB2? Traffic Crashing Network Windows Server 2012 R2

I am running a network at a school. The server is running Windows Server 2012 R2. Out of the blue about a week ago, I started experiencing network issues. Examples: Can't log into roaming profile ...
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Windows 7 Simulate corrupted profile

For testing purposes I need to simulate what happens when a user gets a temporary profile. Desktop Environment: Windows 7 Enterprise Server: Windows 2012 The user would be setup with a roaming ...
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Deploying Outlook through RemoteApp

We have an RDS server where we host our software plus supply access to office and a few other programs. this is a multi tenant environment, we do not host any email or exchange but users can connect ...
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RDS 2012 Outlook Roaming Profile

I have a RDS collection with one sever in it with about 50 existing profiles, since day one we have had roaming profiles set-up and folder redirection. I have just added another RD host to the ...
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Thunderbird roaming profile best practice

I'm running a small windows network (AD) where we use Thunderbird to retrieve mails via IMAP. However, some users have also created local folders in order to archive messages. The goal is that users ...
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Multiple profiles with Single AD Domain

I have problem with setting up multiple user profiles with single domain controller I have 3 terminal server for each 3 company and I have single domain controller for all companies(because they all ...
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How to exclude Outlook 2010 from Win7 roaming profiles

We have a user with sensitive emails that shouldn't be available when they login to a borrowed computer that is not their primary computer. We want to keep their Win7 roaming profile but exclude the ...
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Win 7, Roaming Users, Start Menu, All Programs, other user account folders shown

This is a screen capture of when the Win 7 workstation on a domain is clicked on All Programs, it shows other username folders. The folders can be clicked and it's content viewed and opened. Is this ...
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Roaming Outlook Settings without using roaming profiles

Is there a way to roam my Outlook 2013 settings from workstation to workstation without using Active Directory roaming profiles? As you can see from my question I am no Exchange expert...
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