Long post alert......
Recently, some network changes were made and the ports on our switches were changed from Auto Sense to 100 full duplex. This played hell with some of our PC's because of the configuration of the local network card.
As a result, users were taking and age to log off and if the user used a different machine to log on, the roaming profile became corrput.
My understanding is that when a user with a roaming profile logs on, it is applied from the network location specified on their user account. When the user logs off, the amended profile is copied from the locally stored profile back to the server location.
In an attempt to solve the issue, I renamed the old roaming profile folder on the network and created a new profile by geting the user to login agian. I then copied all the information from the renamed roaming profile folder to the new folder.
This had mixed reuslts. I got the desktop looking the same as before but any application information was lost. Outlook profile was gone, Internet access, printers etc. etc.
Has anyone any ideas how to resolve this more successfully? Does the local profile have a part to play?