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Old Roaming profiles overwrite new ones

Posted on 2004-04-28
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Hello to the experts of whom I am definately not one!

I have a network with 4 w2k sp4 servers and 20 w2k sp4 client workstations.

I have 2 users out of 20 that continually have old profiles overwrite new ones.  These two users log onto laptops, Terminal server and their own desktop.  I wonder if this could be causing the problem, however I dont really know where to start looking.

any ideas?
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David
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If i understand your question, you're saying that a default profile or similar is uploading to your server(s) and overwriting these 2 users  roaming profile. Usually, the date stamp on the profile (NTUSER.DAT file ) determines which profile is older, i'd check the regioanl settings on the laptops are the same as on the servers. It can cause probs.
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Yes you do undertand me correctly, however the regional options are all correct.  Do I need to check each NTUSER.dat file on each computer that the user logs onto?
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The only way i quess this is happening is that a local computer is uploading a local profile with a latter date stamp on the Ntuser.dat - why i'm not sure but checking the date on the NTuser.dat file may  give you an idea which computer is responsible.

Hope this helps

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