Windows roaming profile loading problems
Posted on 2013-01-10
All our users are using roaming profiles. we have users who are logging into windows 7 and windows XP.
The windows 7 and XP profiles used to be stored on a windows 2003 R2 server but now they are on windows 2008 R2
This is the folder structure on the server
D:\ Workers (folder)
- Person A (folder shared) / profile.V2
- Person B (folder shared) / profile.V2
- Person C (folder shared) / Profile
When the profiles were stored on windows 2003 R2, the 'OWNERS' of the folders (including the profile folder) were always 'administrators' and we never had any issues with roaming profiles
Since moving all the profiles to windows 2008 R2 we've been having a number of roaming profile issues with 'owner' as 'administrator'. When the user logs in they get a 'you have been logged on with a temporary profile'.
The only fix we found was by making the user the owner of both folders.
EX. Person A becomes the 'owner' of 'Person A (folder shared)' and their 'profile or profile.V2 ' folder. Once this is done the roaming profile error disappears.
The problem with this solution is that we can not see what's inside of their profile folders anymore. Even if administrators are given full access to it in both sharing + NTFS rights.
Is there something we're missing? We can't imagine that we have make every user the owners of their own folders.