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Two servers, one login, profile question

By andyaye ·
Our company moved half of us to another site, with another server. Our user profiles still log us in on the first server, connected by a hard link, but not that fast. Our new network guy moved our database to the new site.. but our profiles route everything back via the old server..which makes the 'enter key' resemble a 'go make a coffee' key. His administrator profile of course gives direct access to the database on the new site.. but nothing he changes on the user profiles makes the link a strictly local one. Can someone point me in the right direction to do it myself.. or at least show him how to do it?
It even has Word loaded from the old server.. and it takes forever to even open up a blank document.
Thanks immensely.

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by curlergirl In reply to Two servers, one login, p ...

Unfortunately, your question is not that easy to answer. First, there's the question of where the resources are actually located. If the documents, folders, shared resources, etc., that your profile is looking for are still on the old server, then there's nothing you can do. If the resources have actually been moved, then you need to make sure that your login script or other method of drive mapping has been changed so that you are connecting to the correct, local resources where all your data and documents are stored. Then, there's the question of login authentication and name resolution. Do you have a local server that authenticates your logon and provides DNS or WINS services for network name resolution?

If you know the answers to these questions, I might be able to give you some more help.

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by jschein In reply to Two servers, one login, p ...

If you are using roaming profiles, which it sounds like the case as a login only takes 2-8 seconds to verify, then he has not moved your profiles.

Your profiles at your old location need to be moved to the new location / server and all user profile paths must be re-directed to the new server.

He may not have done this if there are alot of users (Sounds like you are a small site)

He may not have done this because your server is actually just a pc and not a server with no redunancy


He may not have done this because he doesn't want to.

There's a few reasons. Only he can honestly answer them.

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