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By trhenke ·
We have users roaming profiles stored on a Win2k Box. The clients machines are win 95. During the log in process when the roaming profiles are bieng downloaded/synced. It is taking an extraordinay amount of time. This started out of the blue. After trying everything under the sun, we sniffed the network with tcpdump on a linux box, cuz network monitor sucks! It is showing that the packets being sent by our server are only written to the first 8 bits, and it is going thru the directory structure of our users home directory almost like asking is this you? is this you? islolating just trffic going from the server to one client during the loging process yeilded 1300 packets! any ideas?

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Profile Issues

yes,
the profiles are too big.

in our case we traced it back to the temorary internet folders.
Since everyone had access to the internet and all this was generating too much traffic for the network we did the following.
1 Make the disable roaming profiles (thus converting back to local profiles.
2: Changing the size of the temporary internet folder on the clients too a minimum.

Check which components of the profiles is increasing in size and take the appropiate measure.

regards,Leopold

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by trhenke In reply to Profile Issues

Sorry we tried that one, it didn't make any diffrence.

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by vh_s In reply to Profile Issues

When you enable user profiles in Windows 95 (in Password Control Panel Applet), then probably Outlook Express messages like the Inbox, Sent Items etc. are stored in the
C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\username\Local Setting ...

This could be huge.

And whenever you enable a home directory in the account profile of Win2K, this profile will be copied from Win95 box into the user home directory.

Maybe this is the cause ??

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by trhenke In reply to Profile Issues

Sorry, we tried making completly fresh profiles, and there was no diffrence in the log in time.

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by vh_s In reply to Profile Issues

The problem with having fresh profile, is that they are assembled from default (user) profile which also can be huge.

But you could try this one if you want to, namely by disabling copying user profile from/to home directory.

Go to Control Panel > Password > User Profiles
click .. All users of this computer use ...

If the problem disappear, then it is certainly your user profiles, otherwise it must be tracked somewhere else.

vh_s

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