Local cached profile security


Hopefully someone can help me with this question (its probably something simple!)

All users on our Windows 2003 domain are using roaming profiles. When they logon to a machine a local cached copy of the profile is created. This is fine as we have some remote users and it does help speed things up in regards to logging on.

The problem is that when that local profile folder is created under C:\Documents and Settings\username it is accessible to anyone else who logs in to the system afterwards! I don’t remember this happening on our 2000 domain. As mentioned I don’t want the folder to be deleted I just want it to be locked to all other users.

Thanks in advance.
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

It should not be accessible to anyone other than the Administrators Group (local) and the user.

Check the security on the profile folder.

If your user's have local Admin or Power User rights (if specifically added) then they can access the profiles.

Also, check "Documents and Settings" folder to make sure it's not inheriting permissions from the parent and that each subfolder for each profile is also not inheriting.


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
I agree it sounds like the domain users or all local users have been added to the local administrators group.  By default only the domain admin account is added to the local admin group.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2003

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.