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By itnetman ·
When using roaming profiles, why are my desktop icons not updating on the profile share on the server but all other items, e.g. mapped drives and printers, are? The desktop icons are being drawn from the winnt\desktop folder on local machine. Any changes are going to c:\winnt\desktop folder and are not getting to the server.

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by mike_m In reply to Roaming Profiles

I think that on the server that particoular user profile doesn't have the rights to control desktop/propertties. Try using system policies editor, or simply try momentarily to give that user admin rights, and check if desktop updates.
Let me know. Mike.

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by itnetman In reply to Roaming Profiles

Roaming profiles that are not updating are for Domain admins so they already have full control. We already tried permissions. Thanks anyway.

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by mike_m In reply to Roaming Profiles

Extension to the previous: Did you take into consideratioon that the changes (desktop also) are committed to the profile upon log-off and are visible only after next log-on ? Also be careful to grant a single access to every roaming profile user, orelse the committed profile shall be a sort of merge, a terrible mess, of the multiple sessions. Mike.

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by itnetman In reply to Roaming Profiles

Alrady checked this solution but everything seems to be OK. Only using one instance of profile log-on. Thanks again.

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by Gigelul In reply to Roaming Profiles

I assume the risk to obtain another "reject" from you. You posted another question and reject 2 good answers without any motivation. You are not fairly. If you want to learn you must pay!

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by Gigelul In reply to Roaming Profiles

I miss to say that you reject all answers and close the question.

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by itnetman In reply to Roaming Profiles

The solutions that you gave were already tried and tested so they were no help to us at all!

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by Integrity In reply to Roaming Profiles

How did you map the drives and printers? I take it you used a batch file?
Which means logon.bet (or something similar is in the users profile)
How did you create the users profile on the server? Go through Server Manager and create the share on a seperate drive which is not the drive where your server OS is.
Go back into User Manager for Domains and eneter the UNC pathname to where the users profile should be. Log of the user and then try again, if that fails what I suggest is to unassociated or unjoin the client from the domain and making it a member of a workgroup ie workgroup, go to the server then delete the user from the server, or change the users name, once you've done that start the users pc and then join the domain again.
Before joining the domain again if you deleted the users account recreate it and using Server Manager and User Manager for Domains setup the various batch files and UNC pathnames for the user.
You should now have the user as a roaming profile user andyour desktop and all other settings that the user has should stay, to further test it log onto another machine using the users logon information (the one thats having the problems) this will then tell you if it is a local problem to that pc or server based at least.

Hope this helps

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by itnetman In reply to Roaming Profiles

sorry was system policy was not saving icons to correct desktop location. Solution was policy editor, custom desktop items and path.

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by MikeLazz In reply to Roaming Profiles

If you are using a hardcoded profile that specifies a drive letter, you will run into problems. If you are specifing the path that is on the workstation the default path is %userprofile%\desktop. If the icons are on a folder on the server, use theUNC path, \\servername\sharename\...

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