Errors when loading roaming profile at remote site
Posted on 2007-11-26
I have been trying to implement roaming profiles but have not been 100% successful. This is my following setup: I have two sites, SiteA and SiteB using DFS to replicate the roaming profile share. The profile share is created in a namespace path \\domain\profiles\%username%. Replication is set to occur at night. DFS is setup and replicated to a Windows Server 2003 r2 and workstations are on XP Pro SP2.
When I create the initial profile, everything writes to the share fine. I can continue to log in and out throughout SiteA with no issues. Then at night, the share replicates to SiteB. The next day when I login to a machine at SiteB, I get some errors.
The first error I get is "Windows cannot copy file \\domain\profiles\%username%\Cookies..... to location C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Cookies.... Possible causes of thie error include network problems or insufficient security rights. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.
Detail - The specified network name is no longer available.
The second error says Windows cannot find the local profile and is loggin you on with a temporary profile...
The second error is expected so thats not a big deal. The main issue is with the first error. When I try to locate the specfic cookie it is trying to copy from the namespace share at both sites, it does not exist which is why I got the Detailed error of "The specified network name is no longer available." My question is, what is instructing the profile to copy that cookie when it doesn't even exist. As I continue to log on and off, I get the same error but for different cookies. I also got cannot copy NTuser.dat file a few times.
In theory, if DFS is replicating the share, why is it not loading at a different site. I will try to exclude cookies in the roaming profile to see if that will make a difference. Please HELP!!!!!!!!!!