where is the roaming profile located

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?

Regards,
Kay
Kelly GarciaSenior Systems AdministratorAsked:
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Radhakrishnan RSenior Technical LeadCommented:
Hi,

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.
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Kelly GarciaSenior Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
its not on there
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Radhakrishnan RSenior Technical LeadCommented:
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 ?
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Kelly GarciaSenior Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
yes - roaming is enabled.
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compdigit44Commented:
On the workstation go to the following registry location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

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.
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Kelly GarciaSenior Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
hi,

the information required is not in that registry hive.

thanks,
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bernardbrinkCommented:
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
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