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By aypyb ·
I cant seem to get Roaming Profiles to work properly. Can anyone give me a step by step guide on how to set up roaming profiles? Oh and please dont point me in the direction of the microsoft site as i have read their white paper and it dont work either! Some help from someone who does it often would be appreciated! Cheers.

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by pezzz In reply to Roaming Profiles.

We tried raoming profiles for awhile and then gave up on them... things worked a lot better once they were gone.

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by shmaltz In reply to Roaming Profiles.

I just set up roaming profile and it made live much better for me as an administrator.
First of all keep in mind, A profile is made only for the platform it was created on. If the user you are creating the profile for is going to use mixed win9x and nt and 2k it just not going to work.
Next its very important the permissions on the share you are putting all the profiles on. The everyone group should have the share lever permission of full and the NTFS permission should be FULL FULL for the everyone in addition the system should have FULL FULL and the Administrators group should have full, plus the Creater Owner should have full permission. (dont worry about security as each user is going to log on and there is not going to be a profile for that user the local profile will be used and when the user logs off the profile will be saved on the server and only the creater [the user in this case] will be able to access the profile, even the administrator has first to take ownership of the files to be able to access them). Also if you dont want the share to be browseable then append a $ to the share name.
Dont forget to add the profile path in the User manager for domains use the %username% if you are changing more then one account ata time.
If the above did not solve your problem please email me whats wrong, as with the info you gave this is all I can tell you now.

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by mrvalko In reply to Roaming Profiles.

Try this
1. Log on. Make desired setting. Log off. Now you have profile in local machine.
2. Open Control panel/System applet. Use "Copy to..." and select a network path - like \\<ServerName>\<ShareName>\<UserName (profile name)>. A good choice isNETLOGON\<User name> on PDC. This path means %windir%\system32\repl\import\scripts. If you want, you can set replication service to spread the profiles over BDC's. Don't forget to copy profiles to ...EXPORT\Scripts\ directory.
3. In User manager for domains, for every user with profile, select properties/Profile and fill in the path. NETLOGON\%Username% means current server so If you have BDC, you NEED replication. If you store profiles in other place, just type \\<ServerName>\<ShareName>\%UserName%. Make sure all profiles exist.

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by maingot In reply to Roaming Profiles.

Id you are going to have your email (Outlook) profiles within your roaming profiles and you are using Exchange 5.5 make sure you time synch your workstations to the exchange server. We went through months of horrors with roaming profiles interacting with outlook and exchange before we figured this one out.

Trevor

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