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roaming profiles not saving to server

We have 5 PCs all setup with roaming profiles.  Sometime in the last few months the profiles stopped saving back to the server.  If I delete the profile from the local pc it will pull the profile from the server no problem.  Checked all permissions are wide open.  No error messages.  Enabled loggin on the local pc and cannot find anything that stands out.  

Any ideas.
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Ady FootSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
Have there been any large changes to Group Policy?  There is a setting which prevents profiles from being saved back to the server.  The following excerpt should help:

"Administrative Templates\System\User Profiles
Only allow local user profiles
At least Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Windows Server 2003 family
This setting determines if roaming user profiles are available on a particular computer. By default, when roaming profile users log on to a computer, their roaming profile is copied down to the local computer. If they have already logged on to this computer in the past, the roaming profile is merged with the local profile. Similarly, when the user logs off this computer, the local copy of their profile, including any changes they have made, is merged with the server copy of their profile. Using the setting, you can prevent users configured to use roaming profiles from receiving their profile on a specific computer. If you enable this setting, the following occurs on the affected computer: At first logon, the user receives a new local profile, rather than the roaming profile. At logoff, changes are saved to the local profile. All subsequent logons use the local profile. If you disable this setting or do not configure it, the default behavior occurs, as indicated above. If you enable both the Prevent Roaming Profile changes from propagating to the server setting and the Only allow local user profiles setting, roaming profiles are disabled. Note: This setting only affects roaming profile users."
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
I would look here for any misconfigurations
 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc784484(WS.10).aspx 
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NetworkParamedicsAuthor Commented:
Afoot the settings are default at this current time. any other choices?
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Ady FootSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
Have you checked on the domain controller and used resultant set of policy to ensure that the setting definitely isn't being applied by some rogue GPO?

Regards,

Ady
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Did you go over the "Best Practices" ?
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NetworkParamedicsAuthor Commented:
hey folks just wanted to let you know that none of the answers posted actually did the job, we did find out that it was the nvida software that loads in services for the nvidia display then under msconfig unckeck the nv products that start up. once we did that it worked and we had to do it else where as well and it worked there.
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Suggest that you then close this question accepting your comment as the answer.
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Ady FootSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
Actually the question should be deleted and not resolved as a solution.  I've asked a moderator to assist.

Ady
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NetworkParamedicsAuthor Commented:
Why.  Others should have the opportunity to see the issue and that the answer was to disable the nvideo services then disable the items on startup.  Are you upset that you didn't get the points?
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
LOL, I don't see any reason for a moderator here. The author solved his/hers problem on own and should be accepted as answer and not deleted.
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Ady FootSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
For heaven's sake I'm not interested in the points.  I just don't think this post is going to help anyone in future - it's not an issue that's likely to be found by someone experiencing the same symptoms.

In any case - I'll get back in my box if you guys disagree.
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MMTshieldsCommented:
I'm having the same issues as the OP, any help???
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