Roaming Profiles Not Being Created or Used
Posted on 2010-08-12
Roaming profiles problem. Got a Windows Server 2003-based Active Directory domain. We are currently using roaming profiles for all users, and existing users are having no difficulty. I'm adding a batch of new users, however, and cannot get their roaming profiles to work. I've tried creating them manually through AD Users and Computers as well as using dsadd, and neither works.
Basically, I create a user and specify the network location for their profile directory, which in our case is something like \\fileserver\profiles$\username. Ordinarily, based on my past experience, the first time the user logs in, their profile and profile directory are automatically created. This doesn't happen. No directory created. So I tried creating the profile directory manually myself in advance. Still makes no difference. Nothing is actually copied to the directory when the user logs in.
I have verified that permissions are all correct at both the share level and the NTFS level for the profiles$ share. I've also logged in as the user and manually accessed the \\fileserver\profiles$ share and am able to access it, create directories, create files, etc. So permissions do not seem to be an issue. As I said, I've tried both AD Users and Computers and dsadd. No luck either way.