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How do I move roaming profiles

By Tom_in_NJ ·
I have a partition a Windows 2000 Server that is used to house roaming profiles. The partition is nearly full and we want to move the profiles to another partition on another server.

My question is: how do I move the roaming profiles? I have tried actually moving the profile - that failed because I do not have rights to the folder the profile is in. Would changing the profile path in the individual active directory objects work? This would be tedious for 400+ users, but I can't think of any other way. Any and all advice is appreciated.

Tom

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to How do I move roaming pro ...

You could certainly do that, change the profile path for all the users in the domain to the new location and check to see if the profiles are stored correctly. Do them in small batches of users, to ensure that if it goes wrong, you only have a few to reset.

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by curlergirl In reply to How do I move roaming pro ...

I have done this in the past by using cacls to edit the profile permissions so that my (or domain admin) user ID is added to the NTFS permissions for the profiles. Then, you can move them without any problem. However, you still have to edit the users in AD to set the profile path to the new location. If you are going to change the profile path in AD without copying the profile folders, you will need to caution your users, or you will probably be getting a lot of support calls saying that when they logged on they got an error message about their roaming profile not being available. This of course will correct itself when they log off and the profile is copied to the new location. Just be sure that all users (Everyone group) has Full Access rights to the new profile folder location so that they don't have any trouble writing back to it.

Hope this helps!

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