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By Bashful ·
I have bought a laptop which I use at work and at home. The laptop has Win2000 and the network is NT4. I find that the network will automatically download my profile to the laptop even though I have made changes at home and so my local profile is newer than the network profile. WIN NT always told me that my local profile was newer and asked which profile I wanted to use.
My question is - how can I stop the laptop from downloading my profile off the network at work when the local profile is newer.

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by saihib In reply to Roaming profiles

Whenever you log on to a network you will receive the profile that has been set up on the authenticating server. Your local profile is just that,"local" It only applies to local logons. Try talking to your network admin to see what he/she can do foryou.

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by Bashful In reply to Roaming profiles

When I log on to the network I get my 'roaming profile' from the server. My 'local profile' is kept on the laptop itself. With NT, if the local profile was newer than the roaming profile (date and time), then it would ask which profile to use. This guaranteed that I was using the correct profile. WIN2000 does not ask.
BTW - I am the network administrator.

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by D_V Ant In reply to Roaming profiles

disable roaming profiles for yourself........ That way, you always use the local profile.

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by Bashful In reply to Roaming profiles

This solved the problem, thanks

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Roaming profiles

I found this reference in TechNet Article Q146192:

NOTE: In Windows 2000 and Windows XP, if the locally cached profile is newer than the server profile, the two profiles are merged.

So, go ahead and make changes to your local profile; they "should" be merged into your network roaming profile.

Here is the URL to the article:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q146/1/92.asp
(please remove any spaces)

Hope this helps.

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