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Posted on 2007-07-26
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After setting up a Roaming profile for a user, anything they create during that session is not saved after logging off and on again.

All the desktop items are available from before the Roaming was created and that follows the user around. but when they save something to the desktop, it gets deleted after logging off and on again.

I created the share on the C$ and gave Domain User Full Controll and the user Ownership and full security rights. I then gave her Full Control to the C$ itself as well and propagated everything and pushed the owner permissions down as well.

Then I went to gpedit.msc and changed the 2 settings as described in the docs. It was ignore owner permissions and add administrator or whatever.

Anybody have any ideas why nothing gets saved after logging off?

Thanks
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by:snyderkv
ID: 19576212
Ok I found the problem but not the solution.

The profile is set to READ ONLY

I don't know how to uncheck this. I think it's policy? I tried the same exact procedure on a different Network and it worked fine and said ROAMING not READ ONLY ... ROAMING.
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by:Hypercat (Deb)
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Your description does not sound like anything related to setting up roaming profiles.  Did you set up a shared folder on your server?  Did you edit the user's account in Active Directory to use the profile folder for that user and give that user permissions? What workstation OS are you using? There should be no special requirement for user permissions to the C$ administrative share either on the server or on the workstation. You should never give a regular user rights to the administrative share; these should be reserved for the Administrator group.  If you want to give the user administrative rights to her/his workstation, then you should add their domain account to the local Administrators group. I highly recomend against this, and it is not necessary for roaming profiles to work.
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by:snyderkv
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YES YES AND YES but thanks for the advice

Anybody know why my profile reads "READ ONLY" ???
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by:snyderkv
ID: 19576553
Ok I blocked GPolicy for both the user and computer and then ran the setup security in the configuration and analysis snap in and completely baselined the security config back to default. GPupdate /force

Still did not update

Profile still says "READ ONLY"

Anyone?
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by:Hypercat (Deb)
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Where does the profile folder say "read only" - on the server or on the workstation? Or both?
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by:snyderkv
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Right click my computer. Click properties. Go to the Advanced tab. Select the User Profile button.

User profile "read only" for type "Roaming" This means when I log off everything gets deleted.
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by:Hypercat (Deb)
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If you reboot the computer and it still says that, then the profile is probably corrupted.  Is the user getting any error messages when she/he logs on or off?  Are there any errors in the Event logs on the workstation? Has the roaming profile ever been saved successfully to the server?
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by:Hypercat (Deb)
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I should clarify - reboot the computer and then log on with the local Administrator account, not the user account.
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by:snyderkv
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Yes tried it but the roaming priofile disapeared but the other one "local" says read only.

This happend on 3 computers so far on one network. IT was successfull all three times on the other network everything else being equal. Don't know whats up.
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Have you added the user's domain account or the Domain Users group to the local Users or Power Users group?
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yes
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by:snyderkv
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Looks like it was GPolicy setting named " Prevent roaming profile changes from propagating to the server"

It took a little bit for replication or whatever but I noticed once it took, my Read Only changed to ROAMING and it started working. Now I have to convince my sysads to lift that policy.

THANKS!!!
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