A Windows 2003 Server (SMS, with Active Directory) with three computers, all running Windows 2000 Pro.
One user has two Win2K systems: A desktop and a Laptop (both late-model Dells), and a single Roaming Profile.
We have generally avoided setting Group Policies, and the user is an Administrator, because of his need to frequently add/revise programs
After several hours of use (and ALWAYS if left on overnight) the user cannot get the Roaming Profile to save. The error message reads (Cannot find a logon server).
During Windows shutdown (or user logoff), the computer will properly synchronize all Offline Files, but when it comes to then saving the Roaming Profile, the system reports there's no server it can contact for that purpose.
Another desktop never seems to exhibit the problem, and the user of that computer has another ID with a unique profile
What we've Tried:
We have updated all system to latest HotFix level; no effect.
We have thoroughly cleaned registry with numerous trusted tools.
We have disabled Roaming Profiles; the problem obviously goes away, but we look the benefit of Roaming Profiles
We have reinstalled Windows 2000 Pro in the system, to insure system integrity; no effect
We have tested in another Domain (with a Windows 2000 Advanced Server, running AD); no problem
We have set autodisconnect to 0xffffffff on both server and client; no effect
We have installed Network Drive Manager (http://www.suncross.nl/
) v1.5, set to reconnect every five minutes: no effect
Installed the User Profile Hive Cleanup Service (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1B286E6D-8912-4E18-B570-42470E2F3582&displaylang=en
); no effect
<i>I'm at my wits' end, and hope someone knows how to solve this problem</i>
What would you recommend I try next?