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Why the roaming profiles don't get-updated

Posted on 2006-10-25
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Hi,

I am having some problem with users roaming profiles.
I am running a DC on a Server 2000 SP4.
Users roaming profiles are set in the AD.
When a user makes changes to thier roaming profiles the changes are not taking place, this is happning in the past 4 weeks, I have tried to delete and create new profiles to some users to see if it works. Once the user logs with the new profiels and try to make any changes they don't stick. the users have full control over the roaming profile file.

why this is happning?
How can I ensure that the profile will be updated and when the user logs back to the netwrok he will see the changes he made?

Thanks

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Question by:avi_arditi
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by:Jay_Jay70
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have you configured mandatory profiles? if the changes dont stay then chances ate the file that should be ntuser.dat is ntuser.man (check this in the profile folder)
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by:avi_arditi
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Hi Jay,

I do apologies for not sending all the information. I do have mandatory profiles all the users have the ntuser.dat.

Thanks
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by:Jay_Jay70
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how can you have both?
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by:avi_arditi
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Hi Jay,

You are right.
I apologies for jumping ahead and not thinking --> We don't have mandaroty profiles and thr iis ntuser.dat

Thanks


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by:Jay_Jay70
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ah k :) good good! is anything logged in the event viewer when the user logs off
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by:avi_arditi
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hi Jay,

I get the following error in the event log:

Source:   Userenv
Category: None
Event ID: 1000
User:  NT Authority\system

description:

Windows cannot unload your registry file. If you have a roaming profile, your settings are not replicated. Contact your adminstrator.

Details - Access is denied , Build number {{2195}}

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by:Jay_Jay70
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http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1b286e6d-8912-4e18-b570-42470e2f3582&displaylang=en

run that program on your troublesome machines,

also, check the permissions on the share where your profile lies, make sure you user in question has permission to that directory - the share permissions on the root should be "Everyone" Full Control and then on the profiles themselves, the oweners should have permissions to let them write
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by:avi_arditi
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Hi Jay,

I am starting to think that the location of the roaming profile files are in the worng location.

I am going to use the tool that we provided me.

Can you please adivse me on the best location for the roaming files on the server.

At the moments the location is \\server\users$\profiles\files

The users$ folder contain the home share for each user.

Thank you

Avi
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Jay_Jay70 earned 250 total points
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best bet is to set it like this

\\Server\Profiles$\%Username%
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by:avi_arditi
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Hi Jay,

Again let me thank you for the help I do appriciate that.

I deleted the user's profiel and we restart the machine the user roaming profile is now working but the issue of his home share is coming up and I think that this affects his romaing profile.

I am looking at the mocrosoft site but if you can help that will be great.

The error that the user get in the even log are as follow:

this is when we boot the machine to lcreate the new roaming profile:

the first error:

Source:     Folder Redirection
Catefory:   None
Event ID:   112

User:       Server\user name

description:
Faild to perfome redirection of folder My Documents. The files for the redirected folder could not be moved to the new location. The folder is configured to be redirected to <\\servername\%username%>. File were being move from <c:\Docuemnt and Settings\user name\My Documents> to <\\servername\user name$\. The following error occurred while copying ,c:\\Documents and Settings\user name\My documents\My Music> to <\\servername\user name$\My Music.:
The security descriptor structure is invalid.


Second error:

Soucre:       Userenv
Category     None
Event ID:    1085
User:         NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM

Description:

The Gourp Policy client-side extension Folder Redirection failed to execute. Please look for any errors reported earlier by that extension.


Thanks

Avi
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by:Jay_Jay70
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no problem my friend :)

first off you should once again have a root share set eg .. Users\%Username%
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by:avi_arditi
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HI Jay,

Thanks for your help.

I can see right now that I am going to have a lot more credit time as I will be working late or next weekend.
 

Ok, so at the momnet those are my settings on the server

F:\Users$\%usersname%\
F:\Users$\Profiles%\%userprofile%\

So I am going to leave the %username% where they are and I am going to create I am going to move the
F:\Users$\Profiles% to F:\Profiles%.

The question is how do I copy the files to the new location when the admin' account do't have a full access to the user profiles?

do I take wonership over the files and folders and then copy?

Thanks

Avi
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by:Jay_Jay70
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profiles:

F:\Users$\Profiles\%Username%

Documents:

F:\Users$\Documents\%Username%

take ownership and copy if you have too yes :)
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by:avi_arditi
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Hi Jay,

Sorry that I didn't come back earler. Gone to a course and manage to have a few extra beers in the evenings.

Ok so I am going to take ownership on the F:\Users$\Profiles\%Username%

and I will move it to the root directory: F:\Profiles\%Username%
this way I will only have to move the roaming profile files and I can leave the F:\users$\%user name%

If I am taking ownership using the Admin' account will it create problems to the users to log in after i moved the files?

Again Thank you for your help

Avi
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hello mate,

I am not certain whether or not you will have to take ownership back with the user account, i think you will :)
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