how to shut off roaming profiles from workstaions

Posted on 2012-09-06
Last Modified: 2012-09-06
Hi, I had roaming profiles on Windows 7 systems to a Server 08 R2 domain, it was great until I was forced to delete the profiles share on the server.  I then shut off the roaming profiles choice in each users profile.  

After that on each workstation they get an error message booting "there was a problem with your roaming profile, you have been logged on with a locally cashed profile"  Or something like that.

I even recreated the profile structure on the server and turned on the roaming profile again to rectify.

Question: is there a way to shut off the roaming profile connection from each workstation?  i only have like 8 so it wouldn't be a big deal.

Thanks Guys.
Question by:Dan
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    Expert Comment

    Hi CrunchyTime,

    From what I understand you want to remove roaming profiles for the users so that they will have a local profile that will stay on each of the machines that they log on to.

    If they change a setting on MachineA and then log onto MachineB then this setting will not be propogated.

    I presume this is an Active Directory environment then you should just need to remove the User Profile from the actual user in the active directory.
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    Accepted Solution

    There is an option in Windows 7 which allows you to switch between "Local" or "Roaming" for each account.

    Enter what's in the quotes "rundll32.exe keymgr.dll,KRShowKeyMgr"
    Select OK
    Should show you a list of profiles that are stored on the machine
    In here there should be an option to select between "Local" or "Roaming"

    Hope this helps.

    Author Closing Comment

    my bad, i named my profile folder profie, then shared it the same.

    thanks for the info.

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