Roaming profile question with NT4 Server and running Win2000 pc's

Posted on 2004-11-19
Last Modified: 2011-08-18
Is it at all possible to set up roaming profiles on NT4 server when pcs are running win2000.  I was told that there is a synchronisation problem but I need this confirmed.  I have checked Microsoft help guide article ID 255113 but all this says is to change them to a windows 2k server!! which is not possible.

If it is possible could some one please give me advice on how to do this.  Much appreciated Thanks
Question by:futuregate
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    The article you referenced (255113) also says you can set the share persmissions on your NT 4 server to "Full Control" to get roaming profiles to work w/ win2k clients.  So find the share that your profiles reside on, and set the permissions for that share to give the users in question "full control" access.

    The article doesn't say whether or not you can have more restrictive NTFS permissions.  I would start with full control on both to get it working, then start locking down the NTFS permissions (if you need to make it more secure) and see if that works.

    Author Comment

    Thanks, I do need to have much more restrictive permissions - thats the problem - i noticed it said i could do it using NT4 and Win2k but giving them full access really isnt viable as there is too much of a security risk.
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    Is it that you don't want users to be able to change their own profiles (mandatory profiles), or don't want them to have access to other's profiles?  If the former, you should be ok, as the problem is with uploading the registry file back to the server - doesn't need to happen with mandatory, read only profiles.  

    If it is the latter, you simply create a separate share for each user's profile, and give only them the required access.  

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