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Hi there,
I have an 2003 server with n number of users on it, and the profile path is \\server\home\%username% . The server is a DC. I also have an ADC. If my DC goes down the ADC takes care of the things, but user data that is stored on the server is not accessible. Is there a way that if my DC goes down the profile path switches over to another location automatically.

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Sunil
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Hi arshana,

due to the fact that your user path is based on a server name, there is no automation that i am aware of that can do this for you,

you should be backing up these profiles, and in the case of a system failure, you can restore to a server with a different name and point the policy to that new DC

this kind of thing should be documented in your recovery plan
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I do have that option but i dont want to loose any time. Also changing the profile path wont reflect unless the user logs off and logs in once again.
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by:Jay_Jay70
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yes that is correct, thats the way it is with user profiles - i would certainly be interested in anything that could do what your asking
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by:arshana
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It is documented but then it wont solve the problem of instant switchover.
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no it wont solve the problem, unless you have a backup and then rename your DC as soon as your old one crashes.....
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that again puts me in the same position. I want instant transfer
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:) sometimes its simply not possible

i may be wrong and i wont leave you saying that you "cant" do it, but as far as i have worked with DC's you cant
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