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By orion82698 ·
Correct me if I'm wrong, but when a user logs onto a machine, with a account that is roaming, and the local machine has a different profile from what is stored on the server, shouldn't it pull from the server? Or will it continue to load the local? I know if both profiles on the local and server are the same, it loads the local. What happens if the profiles are different? The problems is, I have a user that works at two different sites. One site she has a local profile (no roaming there, connection is too slow) and the other she is setup for roaming. I copied her local profile from the slow site to the site server with her roaming account. It's still loading her local, not her roaming. I know if I rename the local, it will pull the roaming, but should it be doing this automatically?

Thanks!

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by drsysadmin In reply to Roaming profiles

Your correct in theory. Let me make sure I understand - you copied her LOCAL profile from the slow site - and used it to overwrite her old roaming profile? If so, then yes, it should pull her roaming profile - provided that the machine holding her roaming profile responds in a timely manner when she loggs in. Your best bet to insure this works is to push her useful profile out to the client.

Luck.
Dr. Sys

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by TechKid In reply to Roaming profiles

No you're not correct (I'm assuming Windows XP).

XP will log her on with cached credentials, using her local profile and do what's called an asychronous logon. This is also the reason why it can take up to 3 logons for group policy to be applied. The local profile is then copied to the server at logoff and any changes to the local profile are merged with the roaming profile on the server

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