Windows 2000 Server: Where are roving profiles stored?

Posted on 2004-11-02
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
Quick Question, (its been a while)

where can I find a roving profile on the W2000 server?

I need to find files that a past employee saved on the desktop, and the workstation has been re-formated.


Question by:hgj1357
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    on the dns under the boot drive have a look at the shared folder profiles

    hope that this helps
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    I guesss you mean "roaming profile". These "home folders" are stored in a shared directory on the server. From a command line, you can type:   net share

    This will show you all shares on the server including hiddne shares.
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    Author Comment

    Actually, know I remember, I needed to go to AD users and check out the old users profile, it lists the profile location there.

    Thanks guys.

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    Expert Comment

    Another easy way from the server would be to right-click that user's account in Active Directory, hit Properties, look to the Profile tab, and then examine the Profile Path field.  Browse there on the specified server to find your files.

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