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By itnetman ·
Trying to implement roaming profiles, when we go to Control Panel, System, User Profiles, Change Type, the option to select roaming profile is greyed out for doamin admins. Any ideas as to a cure?

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by Pan 13 x In reply to Roaming Profiles

one domain admin is a group security (if you are talking about the default account) you can not set it as a roaming account.
if it is a user from a nt2k domain you can not set this option either. you must select this option from active directory users and computer acount properities. this goes the same for local accounts also. use computer manager / local users and groups.
the area you are looking at is just telling you what the accounts are ( you can not change it) it does however give youthe ability to copy the local account to a location and save it. then in the users and groups mmc you can set the account to point to this profile. Remove the account local to the machine and log back in. it will use the roaming profile for then on out.

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by Pan 13 x In reply to Roaming Profiles

sorry i forgot what listing I was in. To make changes to accounts in WinNT4.0 you go to the user manager on the domain controller. all the other information allpies to both win2k and winnt4.0

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by bohicam1 In reply to Roaming Profiles

Here is what I did...
On a server, I created a share called profiles. I then shared it out. In user manager for domains I then went into the account of the user, clicked on his profiles tab and mapped the profiles to the new share \\servername\profiles\%username%
This is now a roaming profile. Beware though, there are problems with an admin having a roaming profile..first of all, his profile can become huge and will take forever to download to another machine, secondly, all his shortcuts on his desktop will want to appear on the machine he logs into and unless they are not pointing to the same place on new machine, you are going to get popups.
Good luck!

Mike

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by The_Roamer In reply to Roaming Profiles

If you want to use roaming profiles, I assume you've created the directory on your server where the profiles are stored and have gone into user manager and after selecting users (or multiple users) have double clicked the user or selected groups of users and click on the "Profile" button on the user properties window. This opens a User Environment Profile window. The "User Profiles" section of this window would be where you would enter the path for this profile to be stored. In the "User Profile Path" field, enter the location of your Profiles directory you created on your server...(i.e. \\servername\file\%Username%) If you select multiple users, you must use the "%Username%" variable, as it will take into account each users name and automatically create a profile folder in the directory. Make sure all users have read/write privileges to this directory, though...or it will create an error or not allow them to load the profile.
You can also create mandatory profiles by taking a profile and adding the ".man" extension (for mandatory). The file name should be changed, also to NTUser. So, the file should be NTUser.man

Hope this helps...good luck...

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by The_Roamer In reply to Roaming Profiles

**Be careful**

I forgot to mention...profiles can be real space hogs on the server. Make sure you limit profile size or user the mandatory profile. Otherwise, you won't believe how big a single profile can become...(several megs)

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