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Roaming Profiles update issue.

By shmaltz ·
When ever there is a file that has it's attributes set to Read Only in the cached local profile, the user gets an error that access is denied and the profile couldn't be updated. If I change any GPO it creates a local .pol file that has the Read Only attribute set, which will give me that error. And then the profile and policy never get updated for the user.

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by curlergirl In reply to Roaming Profiles update i ...

Do the users have appropriate rights to their profile folders, both on the server and workstation? For roaming profiles to work properly on Win2K, the user has to have Full Control rights to the folder and everything in it. This can be a problem, esp. at the server end, if the security settings aren't right. Hope this helps!

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by shmaltz In reply to Roaming Profiles update i ...

Look at my comment above.

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by shmaltz In reply to Roaming Profiles update i ...

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by shmaltz In reply to Roaming Profiles update i ...

The problem I have is not with the profile (permissions etc.. it has been working fine) itself, it is with files that have the Read Only attributes set.
The problem is like the one that Microsoft describes in the following article (remove spaces):http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;273473
Just the server is not a NetWare Server but a Windows 2000 Server SP3 Domain Controller.

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by shmaltz In reply to Roaming Profiles update i ...

Point value changed by question poster.

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by shmaltz In reply to Roaming Profiles update i ...

I'm sorry if I don't rate the question on time. I'm very busy and it might take up to 2 weeks for me to get back to rating this question. I will however take care of this question, and whoever will give me an answer that works will get the points.

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by drinkin and thinkin In reply to Roaming Profiles update i ...

Maybe this would work:

1. Open the GPO in the Group Policy snap in.

2. Right-click the root node, select Properties, and click Security.

3. Click Add to add the group of users or user, and then click Full control.

4. Clear the Apply Group Policy option.

When you clear the Apply Group Policy check box, the Full Control check box is also cleared, but the user still has Read/Write access to the GPO.

5. Click OK to save the changes.

This would give them the read/write access they need without the abitlity to apply changes to the group.

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by shmaltz In reply to Roaming Profiles update i ...

The problem is not with the Policy, The Policy is just an example when they have files in thier profiles that have the Read Only attribute set. I'm not even trying this since this will not change the attribute of the file. Please note, thisis not a NTFS level Read Only setting, but a file attribute Read Only setting.

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by fenaikh In reply to Roaming Profiles update i ...

Hi
Read thesw articles.

"Access Denied" Error Message When Updating Roaming User Profile
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q257848


Windows 2000 User Profiles; An SP6a Winlogon Bug Fix
http://www.winnetmag.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=8543


Good luck

Mohamed


more info ...

Using User Profiles with Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q224012

Windows 2000 Roaming Profiles May Not Synchronize with Windows NT 4.0Shares
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q255113

Disk Space Error Message with Roaming Profiles
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q257838

How to Set the Path for the Local Default User Profile
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q214636

Handle Leak in WinLogon After Applying Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q259042

Office 2000 SR1 Applied to Windows 2000 Results in Lost Search or Finds
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q258774


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After you copy the URL a space or a %20 maybe gets inserted in the URL when you paste it into your browser. Delete any spaces or such characters from the URL for the page to be loaded.
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by shmaltz In reply to Roaming Profiles update i ...

Sorry, but looks like you didn't read all the comments. Besides, you posted a bunch of links to make it look like you researched the problem when it actualy looks more like you hit google.
1. The first link tells you to update to SP3, In my comments I already said that I'm running SP3.
2. The second link is ragrading mixed environments when I'm running just Win2K and nowhere in my question did I mention WinNT 4.0
3. The 3rd link is regarding the location of the profiles in on the HardDrive, and the location of the Registry keys in WinNT and Win2K Policies, I never mentioned anything about locations in my question.
4. That link deals with a known issue and is one of the main differences in roaming profiles between Win2K and WinNT, again if you would've read my question you wouldn't think this will help since I'm running Win2K, and the profile can be updated, but only when there is a Read Only file I have the problem.
5. See above (4).
6. Not related at all.
7. See above(1, 2, 4).
8. See above (6).

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