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Ive set up roaming profiles for a couple useres on my 2003 SBS. I fond out that i can only access the user folders if im logedin as the user, even administrator cant access the fodlers. Is there a way i can have my administrative account access the useres roaming profiles?

also a side question. Is there a way to have new useres i create automaticaly have the profile path entered? sort of like a template that maps the path to \\servername\profiles\%username%
i tried using the user templates and entereing exactialy that but it just ends up changing the variable to DefaultUserTemplate, which is the template name.
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by:infotrader
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You need to take ownership of the folders:

-In the Profile folder, right-click the appropriate user's profile folder, and then click properties.
-Click the Security tab, and then click Advanced.
-Click the Owner tab, click the user that you would like to take ownership in the Change owner to box, and then click Apply.

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by:macdady808
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i do that then when the user tries to sign on the domain again they cant access their profile.
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by:infotrader
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After you become the owner of those folders, you can then assign full access privilege to the users.

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by:macdady808
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i believe i did that, ill have to try it again tomarow
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by:vnekic
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First off.... sounds like a security issue... Admins have rights to all folders in 2003.

When was the last time you rebooted 2003?  I found that security can get wacked...and with a reboot...HMM.. IT WORKS again.

Try that...

Vlad
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by:Eaa97
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for your side question, I use the properties of the user object in ADU&C to set the path of the profiles folder, and home directory, I set up a template to have all of that for all of my standard users.

for the admins to have access to the users profiles folder I give administrator FC permission from the parent folder and it should be applied to all subfolders.

I hope that helps
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by:macdady808
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About the roaming profiles...

if you dont make the folder your self and then add the user with full privlages this ehnds up happening. I let the folder created its self when the suer signed on the doamin, which lead me to this problem. I think infotaider thing worked as well.


Eaa97, ADU&C.. Active directory Useres and control? explain plese....
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by:macdady808
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ah useres and computers. but plese explain more. thanks
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