Issues with Roaming Profile

Hi Experts, We are running Windows Server 2008 R2 as our DC and 30 windows 7 desktops. All our users have roaming profile. When i am trying to create a new user on AD, it wont create the user profile folder automatically. And when i try to login as that new user, its logs me in with a temp profile. I am using the following path for Profile \\Server.domain.local\User Profiles$\%username% . How do i fix the issue??

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Check the event logs on the client machine that is having issues. Check your security settings on the related folders server side to ensure the users have access.
Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.Commented:
may be the location \\Server.domain.local\User Profiles$ is not accessible for new user or may be you have to put user in right OU.

gpupdate /force
gpresult -h result

check and share the errors.
sounds like you don't have correct permissions on the file share your hosting the profiles on, have you migrated to this server ?? and do old profiles work correctly???

if so then follow this document.

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NishantAuthor Commented:
All other users are able to login and access their profiles without issues. These new users are part of same OU and they have access to the main folder. But i dont see their profile folder any where.
When you set the User up in the correct OU and attach a profile location the folder should be created with the user having the appropriate permissions on the newly created folder (when they first log on/off). I would confirm the following:

The share has the correct rights for the User
The NTFS Security permissions have the User listed

If this is not working i would suggest creating the default top level folder for the user with the correct permissions and test the logon again to confirm if it works. If this still does not work you can rule out access permissions.

Next is DNS, is the user profile share using DNS or IP for the server address? is the client machine able to resolve the server name to find the folder location (you may want to try mapping by IP)

Event logs, these will tell you each time a part of a policy is not applied and give to a little related information, try clearing all the logs (save if required) and then get the user to log on/off. This will ensure that all new logs are related to the session.

Lets know how you get on with the testing and the items you have covered and we will be happy to continue troubleshooting.

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NishantAuthor Commented:
I checked the event viewer logs and found issues with folder redirection. Checked GP and found that i was putting in the wrong path under user profile. I just took over from the previous system admin at this office. Not sure how things are actually setup here.

I was able to fix it but i am not sure if this is the right way to do it. I checked the OS drive and found two separate folders, "User Data$" and "User Profiles". As per the documentation provided by the previous System Admin, i need to use the path as \\ServerName\User Profiles$\%user name% and it will create a folder automatically under the User Profiles$ folder. When i checked, it created a folder with the user name under "User Data$" folder and not under "User Profiles". However, all the old users have their profiles under "User Profiles" folder.

Then i changed the profile path for the user to \\ServerName\User Data$\%user name%. It created another folder under "User Data$" folder and the user was able to login and his profile folder was populated. Then i moved that folder to "User Profiles$" folder and it solved. To me it seems like a workaround.

On the Group Policy the path for folder redirection has been set as \\ServerName\User Data$\%USERNAME%\

Please suggest.
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