Roaming Profile Errors

Posted on 2010-01-05
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I have a windows 7 image that I was able to finally get roaming profiles to work with however several files in the application data folder are not copying over to the profile when logging out of the computer giving an error message that not all files were copied to the profile.

After checking the event logs on the notebook, it shows that it is not
reading the full path names to the server whilst updating the roaming profile. These event log errors are Error 1001. It
seems that it is only reading the path as far as the space in the UNC path,
so it looks like any path without a space in it, it works fine. But his
roaming profile path is \\servername\profiles\user name. It does not read
the *name* word because of the space.

Funny enough, if i copy the UNC path, and paste it into start > Run, it opens
it straight up no worries, it only does not read it when the requests from
the server itself during startup and shutdown.
Everything else works fine as well such as DNS, and pinging etc.

Any idea's?
Question by:HelpDeskatTMC
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    Expert Comment

    Check if user is the owner of its folder in server (I believe he already has full permissions)
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    Expert Comment

    I would change the name of the final folder, and make sure that it doenst have a space.

    If everything works correctly then you know it the issue with the space.

    You can also experience issues when the User is not the "Owner" of the profile folder. Along with having full permissions to BOTH the share, and the security.

    Also try changing your profile path string to use a variable for the users name...

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    Expert Comment

    User name cannot consist of space simbols, don't get confused with account name (%username% variable) and full user name.
    Kotrina's comment was really good.

    Author Comment

    I changed the profile path using %username% and for the most part everything worked fine except for the couple of files that still will not copy.  According to the log there were 4 errors all dealing with AppData where the file being saved to the profile was being stored in a folder with a space in it.  If I create the folder manually the files copy over just fine, but obviously I can't do that for all profiles.  As for making the user the owner of the profile folder:  the profiles are being stored on  a netware file server and in NDS the user has the correct permissions for the folder.  The usernames and passwords are the same for user NDS and AD accounts.

    Author Comment

    Here are the erros that I am getting:

    Windows Windows cannot update your roaming profile completely. Check previous events for more details.

    There are too many profile copy errors. Refer to the previous events for details. Windows will not log any additional copy errors for this copy process.
    Windows cannot copy file C:\Users\257334\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes to location \\student8$NOCSC$\apps\Users\257334\Profile.V2\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes. This error may be caused by network problems or insufficient security rights.

     DETAIL - The system cannot find the file specified.

    Windows cannot copy file C:\Users\257334\Documents\OneNote Notebooks to location \\student8$NOCSC$\apps\Users\257334\Profile.V2\Documents\OneNote Notebooks. This error may be caused by network problems or insufficient security rights.

     DETAIL - The system cannot find the file specified.


    Accepted Solution

    I ended up having to disable roaming profiles and make necessary changes I needed to the default profile.  The problem must have something to do with saving the profile on a netware server as oppossed a windows server which works with no issues.
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    Expert Comment

    Just to make sure:

    Does the username have space characters in it?

    If so, apart from being discouraged everywhere, I believe that Netware and Windows might not agree on what ASCII a space actually is.

    I have had similar problems a long time ago with the Swedish characters in passwords.

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