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I implemented a profile server as per normal. (shares etc)
Created a template account and created a template profile, then copied profile folder to profile server.
I then modified template account profile path to point to new profile location for roaming.
I also implented sub-container and applied group policy to restric desktop.

Everything works just fine with the template account.

However, if I copy the template account, then copy the template folder and rename it and specify the profile path for the new account, i get the sortcuts in the profile but the wall paper disappears and the group policys is ignored (no longer hides icons on desktop). everything is identical to template account, the only difference is renamed and copied profile folder and made sure account, profile paths and permissions are all cool.

when the new (copied) account logs in, the roaming profile apears momentarily then wall paper disapears, when I log out, the roaming profile background appears again then logs off. while logged in , i get partial roaming profile (shortcuts etc) and no group policy.


Any ideas anyone ??

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Roaming profiles are local profiles copyied to a share and st to roam.  I have never seen a template implemented in this manner, not that it's wrong, perhaps I'll learn something here.

First in setting up you share I would use KB article http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;288991

I have always created the template through Win2k or XP loacl Default Profiles.  If you want to force a common desktop background or screen saver you may use group policies to do this.
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tmehmet.. did you solve your problem, I am curios as to what you came up with?  MSGeek
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Yes I did., I gave up on doing it the MS way, its too much work for no reason. I decied to create profiles on the fly based on group membership and login scripts

I created a login script which is forced by 'Group Policy' which checks group membership and depending on which group the account is in, the script copied the relevant shortcuts to the start menu and set backgrounds. I used the group policy to remove everything else.

the cool thing about doing like this means that I dont need templates, dont have to specify profile paths or anything like that. All thats needed is to ensure there is group membership for the user account, if not, the script does a forced log off.

also during login, the script checks the Documents and Settings directory and cleans it up to ensure that the profile is 'fresh' everytime so as to avoid those copy profiles ( user.000, user.001 etc) otherwise the copy of shortcuts might get confused.

end result is roaming restricted mandatory user profiles without the fuss ! just add water..sorry ... user !



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I would agree with refund as long as it is PAQ'd.  This is an inovative solution that is worth having in the DB.
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tmehmet.. any chance you want to share your script or portions of it with us?
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