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Can't Locate Roaming Profiles

On our school network we use Windows Server 2003 on the server and Windows XP Pro on all the clients. For some reason we have started getting a message that roaming profiles cannot be found. This wasn't an issue until recently. Please advise.

Thank you!

Robert
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leegclystvaleCommented:
A quick search revealed this. Maybe of use to you
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/831651
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Robert EhingerIT specialistAuthor Commented:
That document basically said to upgrade to the latest Service Pack which we have already done.
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leegclystvaleCommented:
Not only that, it says there's a hotfix for it. You didn't actually state your server was was patched up to current updates.
Try the hotfix.
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Robert EhingerIT specialistAuthor Commented:
OK, maybe I had better start at the beginning. We started getting a message that one of our network drives (H) was full and we could no longer write to it. We had an available network drive (E) that we could use that was much larger. We made that our default drive and moved all the user folders to it and mapped all of the computers to that drive.
The message we get now when the Roaming Profile cannot be updated is that the drive is full. I tried to copy and paste the folder with the profiles from H to E but got an access denied error message even though I was logged on as administrator.

Any suggestions. It appears the profiles are still there just not being accessed and updated.

Thank you!
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2hypeCommented:
Where are the users profiles pointing?  (In active directory, under the profiles tab).  Does this location exist.  Does the user have rights to get to it?

Roaming profiles are very picky.  Either the Administrators group or the user needs to be the owner of the folder and subfolder.  By default when they create the roaming profile the user is the owner and you will not have access hence giving you the error above.  If you want to move them you will have to right click each profile.  Go to security -->Advanced --> ownership tab and select the administrators group and replace all permissions on all subfolders and files checkbox.  This will now give your rights to it.  You will then have to add the user whos roaming profile it is rights back and apply it to all subfolders and files.  You can now move the folder.  If the proper rights are not set you will get an invaild roaming profile error.

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Robert EhingerIT specialistAuthor Commented:
Here is what things look like. As I mentioned before, we had (or thought we had ) moved the profiles from the H to the E drive because H was low on space. H is again low on space and it appears that everything in the profiles is getting saved to the H drive rather than the E drive.
When I open Active Dir. and select a student or teacher and their profile tab the information is as follows -

Profile Path  \\hcsserver\home\username
Connect - E:  To: \\hcsserver\personal files 1\username
They are members of the domian users group

For some reasson personal files 1 does not show up when I open the E drive on the server but when I map the E drive to a client I can get to it with no problem.

Any further help would be greatly apprciated.

Thank you

Robert
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Robert EhingerIT specialistAuthor Commented:
I figured it out. The profile path was pointing to the drive and not the folder.
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