Windows 10 appending .domain when mapping home folder

Kyle Abrahams
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Hi All,

I'm setting up roaming profiles / folder redirection and I have an issue with 1 of my user profiles.

I have the Home Drive connecting U: to \\server\users$\jDoe

however when the user logs in on a Windows 10 box I get:
U: is mapped to \\server\users$\jDoe.domain

Other users don't seem to have this issue but this is one of the few windows 10 boxes we have (most others still on 7, we are slowly upgrading as we replace machines).

Is this a windows 10 thing or how do I trim off the domain during the mapping.

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AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst

That's normal, they use username.domain to stipulate a windows 10 profile, if you use USername it could confuse it for an XP or 7 profile.

I think they use .V2 as well.
Distinguished Expert 2017

Check whether your roaming profiles use as noted by alex suffixes
.V2 windows vista/7
.v3 windows 8
.V4 windows 8.1
.V5 windows 10 initial
.V6 more recent/current

These suffixes also work on the server 2008 v2, 2012 ...

See reference before step two to set a registry entry to have each system use appropriate roaming profile suffix.
often a domain is appended to the profile when a USER folder already exists in the location that the system detects as a conflict, the above is way to manage that.

Setting the use of the system version suffix ...........
AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst

I learnt something today :D

Nice little, good effort :D
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Kyle AbrahamsSenior .Net Developer


I've seen that document so many times - missed the part about separating out user profiles from roaming folders.

So I created a new share for the profiles.
I can see that the .v6 and .v2 are being created.

Folder redirection is still pointing to the original user share.  
Mapping home directory to the user share.
I've deleted the jDoe.Domain folder, but when I log back in it recreates the jdoe.domain folder still under the users share.
So my issue is definitely something with folder redirection and not with the roaming profiles unless I'm missing something?
Or is the home directory part of the profile?

Thanks for the help.
RobertSystem Admin

Check that the change in the user profile folders applied to your account properly and updated the target for the folders.
you can do this by checking the pointers in HKCU\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\shell folers (and user  shell folders)
Distinguished Expert 2017
tge user.domain is recreated because you deleted the roaming profile on the server, while potentially the user was still loged on, or the prior session the user used did not clear out.
i.e. user logs into workstationA.
the user now has a cached copy.

on logout the data gets copied out. (whether you have a setting to delete the cached version, at which point a successful copy out deletes the cached on the local system) If you do not have the above, the user has a cached copy, when they log in and there is nothing on the server as in this case, the user is allowed in and their cached information is used. when they logout based on the settings in the HKLM\software\microsoft\windows nt\profilelist that includes info on the source roaming profile. on the logout it will copy the data backup recreating the folder you just deleted.

user profile differ in handling as Robert (Folder redirection ref)
Kyle AbrahamsSenior .Net Developer


After wrestling with the settings a bit more and re-creating / deleting my profile a bunch of times I think I finally have it.  I still have to create a few folders manually as the owner is set by default to server\administrator

Follow up question for that here:
Kyle AbrahamsSenior .Net Developer


Sorry I got pulled into multiple things yesterday after posting my follow up question.  Appreciate the help guys.

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