Windows cannot locate Roaming Profile
Posted on 2006-07-06
I am an IT Administrator for a school and we recently implemented Roaming Profiles. We are using Windows XP Pro ont the workstations and Windows 2003 Server.
They were working fine for sometime until recenctly I started to receive the error message below:
"Windows cannot locate your roaming profile (read only) and is attempting to log you on with your local profile. Possbile causes of this error include network problems or insufficient security rights. Please contact your network administrator."
I have a folder on the root of the local drive on the server called "Shared Folders" within this folder is the folder used to store the profiles. This folder is simply entitled "Profiles$."
I use VBS script to create a new user within AD which automatically assigns the profile path \\reocstudent\profiles$\username. Everytime a new user logs on for the first time their profile is suppose to take a copy of a "Default User" I have stored in NetLegon.
I have tried every NTFS permission combination to the local drive, shared folders and profile$ folder to no avail. I have even tried creating a user with full administrator rights to see if that would make a difference and it doesn't.
What happens is Windows will load a copy of the "Default User" from Netlogon but it won't create it to the Profiles$ folder or save it back when you log off.
It seems NTFS permission related. I have tried giving full control to the various groups and that still doesn't help. Any ideas would be very much appreciated!