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By Super_IT_Mom ·
Do profiles have to be located on the server's C: drive? Or can they be somewhere else? Thanks!

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by bmilliken In reply to Roaming Profiles

From your question, I assume that you are using multiple partitions on your server hard drive(s). Your roaming profiles can be located on any one of them. Remember to make the root profile folder shareable.

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by Mike Mullins In reply to Roaming Profiles

The profiles folder can be located on any server within your Domain.
If your logon server is called "Widget", your profile server could be name "Widgetprofile".
The user profile path would contain the string
\\Widgetprofile\home$\cooluser

"home$" is the shared and hidden root directory of your profile directory with rights=authenticated users (Global Group containing your users) - read.

"cooluser" is the user profile directory with rights=cooluser (the usersname) - full control

As each user logs on, they will read thru the home$ directory to their profile directory and download their roaming profile. Of course your server "Widgetprofile" will need a DNS entry or need to be listed in the LMHost of the workstation so that it canresolve.

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by acattr In reply to Roaming Profiles

The roaming profiles share can be on any drive/folder you want. To change the initial location of the Profiles folder in NT "AKA Documents and Settings in 2000" you need to use an unattend.txt install script and specify the new path"ProfilesDir = path to profile folder". This can only be done during installation.

http://tinyurl.com/784w
Link above on how to and how not to use the unattend.txt to set the profile path.

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by kmcniff In reply to Roaming Profiles

Be sure after you make the changes from answer2, that you go to each user and change the location for the user's profile to tha path you created.

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