Solved

missing desktop

Posted on 2013-11-13
6
279 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-25
I just had a system board failure on an HP machine.  until they swap out his hardware, he needs access to his desktop.  the guy who set up our SBS 2008, failed at configuring roaming profiles and set up some idiosyncratic version of folder redirection.  Most of the profiles are in the same place: c:\users\folderredirections although some are just under c:\users.  the roaming profiles are located in c:\profiles\roaming.   his profile seems to be missing from the server although others similarly created recently thru active directory are located there. I've searched for his username but am only getting files not folders.  

any suggestions where i might find his desktop?

thx
0
Comment
Question by:Martin Dooley
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:Sandeshdubey
ID: 39646777
Can you check on the client computer where user login the registery setting for romaing profile and folder redirection

The following provides the locations of with Folder redirection:
 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders :http://support.microsoft.com/kb/242557

For romaing profile see this link for registry path:http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2011/07/how-to-reset-a-roaming-profile-in-windows-7/

Once the path is identified you need to check on the server where the profile eactly exits.

In case if the local profile is loaded then you need the check the server for user profile data or backup if you have any if the profile is missing.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Martin Dooley
ID: 39648706
since the machine had a hardware failure, i am currently unable to access it, that's why i'm trying to access it on the server
0
 

Author Comment

by:Martin Dooley
ID: 39649218
i created a new user profile assuming it would default to the same filepath.  but the filepath in the registry just says \%username%\desktop.  it doesn't have the beginning of the filepath which is the relevant part.  any ideas?
0
Control application downtime with dependency maps

Visualize the interdependencies between application components better with Applications Manager's automated application discovery and dependency mapping feature. Resolve performance issues faster by quickly isolating problematic components.

 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:Sandeshdubey
ID: 39650325
If the policy is applied it should have server path you can try maually chaging the same on client computer and check how does it work.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Martin Dooley earned 0 total points
ID: 39663426
we replaced the power supply so his machine is up & running again but i am still unable to ascertain the location of his profile on the server, as noted above.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Martin Dooley
ID: 39674123
technically unresolved but it's somewhat a moot point now
0

Featured Post

Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Synchronize a new Active Directory domain with an existing Office 365 tenant
When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup" or a blinking cursor with black screen. A loop for Auto repair will start but fix nothing.  You will be panic as there are no back…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…

914 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now