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roaming profile related question..

By ricci ·
All I would like to do is keep all the client computer's desktops from changing when logging on to the server. As of right now I have some of the clients logging on to their own computer domain so their desktop wont change, then browsing to the server and logging in from there. (which doesnt effect the desktop settings)..Is there another solution to this? Is a roaming profile the answer?..Also if I use the roaming profile, is it the current profile that is in use at the moment that gets saved to the server as the roaming profile? Any input would be appreciated..I know its pretty elementary to most of you..
thank you!!
ps..ASAP before the boss gets back..haha!

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by Jacky Howe In reply to roaming profile related q ...

created a standard User Profile and used that for your User Profiles and then create Roaming Profiles the User will retain the settings that are in use when they logon.


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316353/en-us

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by Churdoo In reply to roaming profile related q ...

I don't understand what exactly are you trying to do?

You mention the users logging into their local workstation, and then browsing to the server and logging in from there? So this tells me that the users have a local profile tied to a local user account -- so have you recently added a server and active directory and now when the users log in using their active directory credentials, are wondering why they get a new profile and how to get back their other profile?

If this is the case, then yes the users will indeed get a new profile because their AD identity is seen as different than their local workstation identity. You can COPY their local workstation profile over their AD profile in My Computer / Properties / Advanced / User Profiles
http://www.petri.co.il/copy_user_profiles_in_windows_xp.htm

Otherwise, if you just want all users to have a common desktop which maybe you want them to be able to change it and maybe you don't, then the answer lies within "Group Policy Desktop Folder Redirect"
http://www.windowsdevcenter.com/pub/a/windows/2004/08/24/folder_redirect.html

If this is the case, you can implement a Group Policy Object to force a redirect of the users' desktop to a network location which you've set up in advance the way you want it, and possibly with permissions such that the users cannot change it.

Post back if you have further questions.

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