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Roaming Profiles Fail to update

Server: Windows 2003 SBS R2 w/SP2

After migrating to a new server, the roaming profiles failed to update for the users - meaning the folders in their profiles on the server didn't update if they added files to replicating folder on their workstations.

To work around this, I thought I would simply create a new profile share on the server and have them all create new profile folders.  This doesn't work on existing accounts (the new folder is never created on the server), but if I create a new user account the profile folder is created perfectly.  It should also be noted that once the profile folder has been created for a new user account, changing the roaming profile path to create a new profile folder doesn't work, as the folder is not created - it seems to only work once for new accounts.  The new accounts (and the old ones) can browse to and see the profile data fine but it never updates as it should.

Bottom line - how can I get my old accounts to start creating roaming profile folders again?
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Malli BoppeCommented:
Can you check if the old and new users can actually write to the profiles folder manaully.Created folder files and editing them.
Its seems like that permissions have not  been set properly.
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sc456aAuthor Commented:
mboppe:
That was one of the first things I checked, and they could.  It turns out that only one workstation cannot update the roaming profile - others on the network update fine...ideas?
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Malli BoppeCommented:
did you actually use the user accounts to manually create the folders and files.Its nothing to do with the workstations.
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sc456aAuthor Commented:
I logged in with the user from the workstation in question, browsed to the profile folder share on the server and added content to the user's profile folder manually.  It worked fine.  The account simply will not upload profile info to the server automatically.

It could very well have something to do with the workstation, since everyone else works on every other workstation.  For example, the workstation could have had a firewall enabled - blocking the traffic - which it doesn't.
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Malli BoppeCommented:
Really strange.

The profiles are normally written when you are logging off.If it had any problems writing to the roaming profiles then you should get  an error message saying that the roaming profile couldn't be written.Can you check the event viewer where the roaming profiles have been setup to see if their are any errors
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sc456aAuthor Commented:
I had already checked the event logs, no errors.  I'm really lost on this too.
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sc456aAuthor Commented:
I'm still wrestling with this issue.  I can browse to the profile folder from the user's workstation when logged in, but it still isn't updating the profile on the server!  Ideas?!
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Malli BoppeCommented:
Can you actually create folder for the user profile and manully assign the permissions to the folder
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sc456aAuthor Commented:
Yes but it still doesn't upload the data from the user's workstation.
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sc456aAuthor Commented:
This is not a permissions issue - the users in question have the same permissions as all of the other users who work.
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sc456aAuthor Commented:
Well I was right - it wasn't a permissions issue.  It was caused by having too much data in the user's profile, in this case some large backup files.  Once I moved them out of their roaming data locations the profile worked properly.

Please PAQ.
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Malli BoppeCommented:
Thanks for letting us know
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