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XP Client does not create user profile on server for Roaming Profile

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Old 08-01-2009
ChrisParker02134
 
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XP Client does not create user profile on server for Roaming Profi

According to Minasi's book, when you configure roaming profiles using the
profile tab in AD Users and Computers and set up the shared directory on the
server, the XP client should log into the domain, see that there's no profile
contained in the share, and should then load the local profile. When the XP
client logs out, it's supposed to transfer that local profile up to the
server in the directory specified by the profile tab in ADUandC.

When I reboot my clients, the XP box tries to load the profile off t he
server. Seeing none, it loads the local profile. When I reboot again, the
XP box does not load this local profile up to the server. The directory
stays blank.

How would I troubleshoot this? The share on the server where the profile is
supposed to sit can be mapped from the XP client if I do a manual map, so I
don't think it's a permission issue. Further, I don't see any security
issues when I audit login and logouts on the server.

Thanks
Chris


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Old 08-01-2009
Ace Fekay [Microsoft Certified Trainer]
 
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Re: XP Client does not create user profile on server for Roaming Profi

In news:1C889278-643B-415C-B9ED-447CEC91EF92@microsoft.com,
ChrisParker02134 <ChrisParker02134@discussions.microsoft.com> requesting
assistance, typed the following:
> According to Minasi's book, when you configure roaming profiles using
> the profile tab in AD Users and Computers and set up the shared
> directory on the server, the XP client should log into the domain,
> see that there's no profile contained in the share, and should then
> load the local profile. When the XP client logs out, it's supposed
> to transfer that local profile up to the server in the directory
> specified by the profile tab in ADUandC.
>
> When I reboot my clients, the XP box tries to load the profile off t
> he server. Seeing none, it loads the local profile. When I reboot
> again, the XP box does not load this local profile up to the server.
> The directory stays blank.
>
> How would I troubleshoot this? The share on the server where the
> profile is supposed to sit can be mapped from the XP client if I do a
> manual map, so I don't think it's a permission issue. Further, I
> don't see any security issues when I audit login and logouts on the
> server.
>
> Thanks
> Chris


The user account MUST have Full Control on both of the Share permissions,
and the Security tab permissions.

Also, it is suggested to use the %username% variable when providing the
profile path.

See if the following link helps out.

How to Create and Copy Roaming User Profiles in Windows XPYou may have
reason to copy a defined user profile to a number of users. This presents
each user with an identical initial profile at logon.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314478

Configuring Roaming User Profiles: Group PolicyMar 28, 2003 ... Before you
create a roaming user profile, you need to create each user account. Then,
log on to a server as an administrator to create a ...
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc738596.aspx

Have you considered using Folder Redirection instead of roaming profiles? Of
course it does not give you everything a Roaming Profile provides, but it is
much faster loading reducing logon times, as well as other advantages. You
also have central control configuring them using a Group Policy. Here is a
link on the features. I can provide more info regarding configuring them, if
you are interested.

Folder Redirection feature in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/232692



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Old 08-01-2009
Marcin
 
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XP Client does not create user profile on server for Roaming Profile

Chris,
any errors in the Application log or Userenv.log on the clients that exhibit
this behavior? Any chance that http://support.microsoft.com/kb/911805 or
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/897101 applies in this case?

hth
Marcin

"ChrisParker02134" <ChrisParker02134@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:1C889278-643B-415C-B9ED-447CEC91EF92@microsoft.com...
> According to Minasi's book, when you configure roaming profiles using the
> profile tab in AD Users and Computers and set up the shared directory on
> the
> server, the XP client should log into the domain, see that there's no
> profile
> contained in the share, and should then load the local profile. When the
> XP
> client logs out, it's supposed to transfer that local profile up to the
> server in the directory specified by the profile tab in ADUandC.
>
> When I reboot my clients, the XP box tries to load the profile off t he
> server. Seeing none, it loads the local profile. When I reboot again,
> the
> XP box does not load this local profile up to the server. The directory
> stays blank.
>
> How would I troubleshoot this? The share on the server where the profile
> is
> supposed to sit can be mapped from the XP client if I do a manual map, so
> I
> don't think it's a permission issue. Further, I don't see any security
> issues when I audit login and logouts on the server.
>
> Thanks
> Chris
>



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Old 08-01-2009
Jorge Silva
 
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Re: XP Client does not create user profile on server for Roaming Profi

Hi
Remember to check permissions on that share so the user can create and
upload the profile into that directory. Additionally you may want to enable
the Userenv log. Check what errors do you have in eventlog.

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"ChrisParker02134" <ChrisParker02134@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:1C889278-643B-415C-B9ED-447CEC91EF92@microsoft.com...
> According to Minasi's book, when you configure roaming profiles using the
> profile tab in AD Users and Computers and set up the shared directory on
> the
> server, the XP client should log into the domain, see that there's no
> profile
> contained in the share, and should then load the local profile. When the
> XP
> client logs out, it's supposed to transfer that local profile up to the
> server in the directory specified by the profile tab in ADUandC.
>
> When I reboot my clients, the XP box tries to load the profile off t he
> server. Seeing none, it loads the local profile. When I reboot again,
> the
> XP box does not load this local profile up to the server. The directory
> stays blank.
>
> How would I troubleshoot this? The share on the server where the profile
> is
> supposed to sit can be mapped from the XP client if I do a manual map, so
> I
> don't think it's a permission issue. Further, I don't see any security
> issues when I audit login and logouts on the server.
>
> Thanks
> Chris
>


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