[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now


where is the roaming profile located

Posted on 2014-08-07
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2014-09-11
HI Guys,

I am logged in as a user and I need to find out where the users roaming profile is located on the network, how can I do this?

Question by:Kay
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Radhakrishnan R
ID: 40246315

Go to Active Directory Users and Computers (start>>run>>dsa.msc) on a DC and locate the user (which you wanted to know the profile location)>>Right click and select properties>>Profile tab>>There will be profile path mentioned here.

This is the way you can identify the roaming profile location.

Author Comment

ID: 40246360
its not on there
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Radhakrishnan R
ID: 40246461
Then i suspect that the user has roaming profile?. One more test is login to the machine as admin privileged user>>Control panel>>User Accounts>>Configure advanced user profile properties>>Is the user listed? if so, select the user>>click change type>>which one is showing ?
 The Evil-ution of Network Security Threats

What are the hacks that forever changed the security industry? To answer that question, we created an exciting new eBook that takes you on a trip through hacking history. It explores the top hacks from the 80s to 2010s, why they mattered, and how the security industry responded.


Author Comment

ID: 40249130
yes - roaming is enabled.
LVL 20

Expert Comment

ID: 40251268
On the workstation go to the following registry location:


All user who have logged in will be listed by their SID. Check an view the properties of each SID. This may or may not contain what you are looking for.

Author Comment

ID: 40253002

the information required is not in that registry hive.


Accepted Solution

bernardbrink earned 2000 total points
ID: 40298335
The key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList profited by compdigit44 is the right key.
If the user is logged in, the information must be there. For example: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\[SID]\(CentralProfile)
If it's not there most be a problem with the AD attribute (maybe it's not set for this user?)
You can check this using AD users and computers/ LDP/ or ADSI or by typing "Get-ADUser -Filter {SamAccountName -like "<username>"} -Properties ProfilePath | Select ProfilePath" in a AD cmdlet enabled powershell

Featured Post

A Cyber Security RX to Protect Your Organization

Join us on December 13th for a webinar to learn how medical providers can defend against malware with a cyber security "Rx" that supports a healthy technology adoption plan for every healthcare organization.

Question has a verified solution.

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

A walk-through example of how to obtain and apply new DID phone numbers to your cloud PBX enabled users that are configured in Office 365. Whether you have 1, 10 or 100+ users in your tenant, it's quite easy to get them phone-enabled and making/rece…
Transferring FSMO roles is done when an admin wants to split roles between certain Domain Controllers or the Domain Controller holding the Roles has been forcefully demoted using dcpromo / forceremoval
Sometimes it takes a new vantage point, apart from our everyday security practices, to truly see our Active Directory (AD) vulnerabilities. We get used to implementing the same techniques and checking the same areas for a breach. This pattern can re…
Loops Section Overview

872 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