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Roaming Profile Issue

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Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I have a domain admin account that does not have anything in the profile field in the profile tab of its user prperties.  However, when i try to log into servers it keeps telling me the following:
"Windows cannot locate the server copy of your roaming profile..."
so i get logged in with a temporary profile.  Why does it think i have a roaming profile on this account when I don't
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well i logged in as a different domain admin and did what you suggested and that account does not show up in the list of profiles on the server
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we are not talking abou t the local administrator account.  This account has been in Active Directory for 5 years without an issue.  I just checked the profile field and it is blank....i wonder if i should put something in there so it can create the roaming prfile and then i can remove it
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Do you get the same error message regardless of which computer you try to log in to - servers or even desktops?

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i dont get the error logging into windows XP, seems like it is just server 2003
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Do you have a single server, one domain, no AD replication?
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Have you looked in the event logs to see if there is any errors occurring at the time of login?

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i didnt see any errors just what it says in the window that pops up

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the other thing is it only seems to be happening on these 4 new servers i setup
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Does this account has a Home folder defined? If so, temporarily change the account to not have one and try it.

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it does have a home folder....on 3 of the new servers I was able to go to the profiles on that server and change the type to local, this last one won't let me do that...I will try the home folder thing
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removing the home folders does nothing, this is very odd
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Is the time syncronized on this server with the DC?

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seems to be
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So, on this server, when you look at the list of profiles, does this account show up? If so, can you delete it?

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so here is what the deal was...
this account had a roaming profile before.
we had an old server that profiles were stored on and i recently moved profiles to a new server and removed the share on the old one.  The registry on some of the servers was looking for the share on the old server.  As soon as i re-enabled that share the message went away.  

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I guess you get the points since you are the only one who replied
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Thanks for describing the resolution.
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