Roaming Profiles and Software Settings.
Posted on 2007-11-14
I am in the process of setting up my first roaming profile. All users currently use local profiles. I setup my own account as a roaming profile as the first test. I went to a workstation that did not have my account as a user profile, and it retained my desktop. However, I thought it would also retain my outlook profile. When I opened Outlook it starting the install process. My recent documents were empty. I checked the shared folder where for my profile and a bunch of recent documents were visible though!?!?! I can setup a script to remap all network mappings and printers, so that is not a problem. I simply thought roaming profiles alleviated the need of installing programs and defining user settings between computers. Am I mistaken? Do you have any detailed information as to what exactly roaming profiles is supposed to do? I figured the logon and logoff time is much longer now that it would capture many of my profile settings!!!