I am new to using Roaming profiles. I'm working on an existing network that had Roaming profiles setup. I am adding a new workstation to the network and want to make sure that I understand how this works. Correct me if I'm wrong. When a user logs in with Roaming profiles, a copy of the profile is moved from the server to the local machine. That user does his work and then when logging off the profile is copied back up to the server.
My question is. If the user for some reason can't log into the profile or is at home and modifies files in the My Documents folder, when they log in the next time with the roaming profile will the profile overwrite those changes?
I am more concerned that the files are written to the server so that nightly backups can take place. I don't really care about the files coming from the server to the local machine. I would almost prefer for the user to retain the current copies on the machine and the roaming profile to never overwrite those local copies.
Let me know if my thinking is right. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.