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Some folders get excluded from Roaming profiles

Has anyone ever seen a scenario whereby you setup a standard Roaming Profiles, using Windows 2003 AD domain and for some unkown reason certain folders within the users roaming profile structure are autoatically excluded. Some of the folders that the system deletes and excludes include, Desktop, Local Settings, Application Data, etc. etc. The only folders left in the shared roaming profile location are Cookies, Favourites and Windows. Even if I recreate those folders manually or copy a complete profile from somewhere else, all foders except the above mentioned seem to get deleted automatically as the user logs off their sessions using Windows XP.

The only other thing I have setup for the users is folder redirection via GPO, to redirect their my documents. All clients are Windows XP, Win2k3 AD, server hosting roaming profiles is a member server with a simple hidden share.

Any ideas appreciated.
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lnkevinCommented:
The main reason for this is your client is still using local profile. That said, your roaming set up does not work. You may want to read the following guide and follow it step by step. Also, in your GPO and local policy, make sure you have the rule to force using roaming profile instead of local profile. Make sure Only allow local user profiles policy setting is disable.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738596.aspx
http://www.ctunion.com/node/20

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_NegalAuthor Commented:
Thanks LNKevin. You're posted articles helped track down the issue to hidden GPO which was applies to the OU where my user accounts were. This GPO was set to exclude Application Data;Desktop;My Documents;Nethood;printhood;recent;start menu;templates from roaming profiles. Therefore, disabling this GPO and removing it resolved the issue.

Many thanks
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lnkevinCommented:
You are very welcome. I am so glad it works on the right direction.

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