Changes won't save to Roaming XP proflies settings
Posted on 2008-11-13
I am having difficulty with some user profiles that were migrated from windows 2000 to windows XP that are also roaming profiles on a Win 2003 SBS server. I've also seen this on profiles that weren't migrated, so I'm not sure if it has to do with the 2000 migration or the roaming profile. What I'm seeing is that when the user has anything but local Administrator access, the XP start menu will not build a recently used icon list and any changes to user settings are not saved after logoff/logon and no quickstart icons. It also displays the classic start menu even though that setting is not selected.
I could probably fix this by creating a new profile and manually copying everything, but I have a number of these to fix and would prefer not to take this route if at all possible.
I tried upgrading the user to local admin, deleting the roaming version of the profile then logging off and back on but as soon as I lower their security level (power user or restricted), everything reverts back. The user has full access to their local and roaming profile folder. Any thoughts?