What do I need to know to enable roaming profiles for my users?

Posted on 2005-04-06
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I haven't messed with roaming profiles since NT 4. Anyone have a checklist or other resource I can reference as a guide? This is a small network with only a dozen employees, two of them use a laptop. All client PCs including the laptops have either XP Pro or 2000 Pro. The server is Windows 2003 Small Busiess Server. Thanks.
Question by:WineGeek
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    In my opinion, not much.  BUT, you should be aware of the following:

    1.  If a computer's C: drive gets filled up and a person logs on, especially one that never logged in before, you could corrupt the profile.
    2.  If a person logs on to computer 1, then logs on to computer 2 and then saves a file to their desktop and then logs off computer 2.  And then logs off computer 1, the profile on computer 1 overwrites the profile (saved by computer 2).  As a result, that file on the desktop from computer 2 is now lost on the network and unless recovered by another user prior to the subject user logging in to the computer, it will be lost permanently.
    3.  You enable them simply by specifying a profile path.

    Author Comment

    Sounds ok to me. Thanks!

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