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Roaming Profile won't load at logon?

Posted on 2004-08-11
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When I first set up 2003 Server I was having trouble figuring out what permisisons to give the "C:\Home" directory where the user profiles are kept but I thought I had figured it out.

Now I have set up a few users with roaming profiles, and they work, all except the latest user.
I set up the roaming profile in the users properties and the path\username is correct.
The user logged off their current computer and it took a long time 'saving the settings', so I know the profile is now on the server.
There is a folder on the server in the "Home" directory with the users name.
But when they log into Another machine, it takes a Long time to login and seems like it is downloading the profile from the server to the client machine BUT when it finally logs all the way in it is a 'default' desktop.

All my client machines are XP-Pro.

What could be going wrong?
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Question by:Matrix1000
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by:What90
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Can you actually see the data in the user's profile folder?

If you look at profile data it contain various folders used by the system.

Check that the users has permissions to created info in this folder.


Chris
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by:Fatal_Exception
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yes, and besides the ACL's ck the share permissions also to make sure it is not set at only Read...  
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by:Matrix1000
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I cant see in the directory unless I take ownership of it, then it messes up the security settings for the user...Im not sure how to fix it after I do that.
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jodypeet earned 500 total points
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You take ownership of it as administrator, view it and make sure it's all ok. Make sure the user has full control of their own folder .
then once you've done that, log in as the user on a workstation , browse to the share and take ownership as them on their folder.
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by:youre1m
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Is this from one machine in particular? I think it's worth checking your DNS settings on the troublesome client or maybe try logging on as that user on another machine.
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