revert to local profile

Posted on 2005-04-26
Last Modified: 2006-11-18
I know this may sound lame not knowing this. but...  how do you stop using roaming profiles

roaming profiles are just too slow for us,

is it as easy as just removing the path from the user properties to stop them using roamingprofiles?

ideally we would like them to keep what ever they have now (not loosing favorits etc)

300 users across the country,  win 2k pro client
2003 AD domain

Question by:mhamer
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    Accepted Solution

    First off, right click My Computer, then select User Profile tab.  Select the computer user then change the profile type to local.

    Next, in Active Directory, double-click the same user and go into the Account tab.  Remove any path that is listed for the profile.

    This should do it.

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    Expert Comment

    Just try removing the path to the profile in AD first, the PC should revert to local - be certain to test this first.  I suggest this as an alternate to "sneakernet" - however, it might still be necessary to visit the PC to change the profile locally if it doesn't automatically change.


    Author Comment

    yes that worked fine for 90% of users  few laptops tried to use there roaming profiles and took 20 mins to logon, once i changed them manually all was well

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