How successful are roaming profiles and laptops?
Posted on 2006-04-17
We have a highly mobile work force with people moving from one spot on the globe to another. Some users may not even be at a "Real" office location for months. One of the problems we have are when laptops are lost, stolen, or broken and we have to try and retrieve the users data and get them back to "their" config. This seems like a perfect opportunity for Roaming profiles but I am not sure how logging in and out would work over slow WAN links and VPN connections. Our users wont tolorate slow boot\login times and shutdowns while in or out of the office. So what's the word out there? Does it really work? We run a Win2k Domain with XP machines.