Solved

Roaming Profile Issue

Posted on 2009-07-09
19
261 Views
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
0
Comment
Question by:jduawa
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 10
  • 9
19 Comments
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
notacomputergeek earned 500 total points
ID: 24818158
Was it ever associated with a roaming profile?

Log in as administrator. Right-click "My Computer" -> Properties -> Advanced tab -> User Profile Settings. Find the user in the list and look at its Type/Status.

You may just need to delete the profile and try again.

Also, make sure there is nothing in the profile field of the user properties - not even blank characters.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jduawa
ID: 24818347
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
0
 
LVL 13

Assisted Solution

by:notacomputergeek
notacomputergeek earned 500 total points
ID: 24818381
Well, that means that user account has never successfully logged in to that server. Did you dbl-check the profile field?

Have you used this account long? Can you create a new admin account and it works fine?

I'm assuming we are not talking about THE administrator account.
0
Free NetCrunch network monitor licenses!

Only on Experts-Exchange: Sign-up for a free-trial and we'll send you your permanent license!

Here is what you get: 30 Nodes | Unlimited Sensors | No Time Restrictions | Absolutely FREE!

Act now. This offer ends July 14, 2017.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jduawa
ID: 24818416
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
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:notacomputergeek
ID: 24818470
Do you get the same error message regardless of which computer you try to log in to - servers or even desktops?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jduawa
ID: 24818477
i dont get the error logging into windows XP, seems like it is just server 2003
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:notacomputergeek
ID: 24818492
Do you have a single server, one domain, no AD replication?
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:notacomputergeek
ID: 24818548
Have you looked in the event logs to see if there is any errors occurring at the time of login?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jduawa
ID: 24818564
i didnt see any errors just what it says in the window that pops up
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jduawa
ID: 24818570
the other thing is it only seems to be happening on these 4 new servers i setup
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:notacomputergeek
ID: 24818626
Does this account has a Home folder defined? If so, temporarily change the account to not have one and try it.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jduawa
ID: 24818632
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
Thanks
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jduawa
ID: 24818652
removing the home folders does nothing, this is very odd
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:notacomputergeek
ID: 24818674
Is the time syncronized on this server with the DC?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jduawa
ID: 24818683
seems to be
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:notacomputergeek
ID: 24818706
So, on this server, when you look at the list of profiles, does this account show up? If so, can you delete it?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jduawa
ID: 24819930
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.  
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:jduawa
ID: 31601811
I guess you get the points since you are the only one who replied
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:notacomputergeek
ID: 24826409
Thanks for describing the resolution.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Issue: One Windows 2008 R2 64bit server on the network unable to connect to a buffalo Device (Linkstation) with firmware version 1.56. There are a total of four servers on the network this being one of them. Troubleshooting Steps: Connect via h…
On July 14th 2015, Windows Server 2003 will become End of Support, leaving hundreds of thousands of servers around the world that still run this 12 year old operating system vulnerable and potentially out of compliance in many organisations around t…
If you're a developer or IT admin, you’re probably tasked with managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and levels of security on a daily basis. While this can be extremely time consuming, it can also be frustrating when systems aren't wor…
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…

724 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question