windows cannot update your roaming profile access denied
Posted on 2012-08-30
I recently did a file server migration.
The original file server had individual shares setup for each users Roaming profile. For example, \\server\shares\username$ - However, I changed this on the new server so there is one large Profiles share and Everyone has full control. The permissions are now handled at a NTFS level. For example \\server\profiles\ and in their path to roaming profile is \\server\profiles\%username%
The problem I am running into, is that when users shutdown after the migration, they get the message "windows cannot update your roaming profile access denied"
Each user is the Owner of their folder and I've made sure to check the box and replace all child object permissions. This issue is still happening. I have even done the process of taking ownership as Administrator and giving ownership back to the User on a few folders, still the same error.
The actual file path is C:\Data\Profiles - NTFS permissions on Data and Profiles is full control for admins and read/modify for server\Users group. The Ownership permission is set on each individual username folder below the Profiles folder.