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XP desktop on Win2K network

By bjordon ·
I'm managing a Win2k network with about 70 Win98 clients. Recently purchased several XP Pro machines & am able to log in to the domain, & the logon script (to map drives) runs fine. After logging on to the domain I get the following messages:
<Windows cannot locate the server copy of your roaming profile and is attempting to log you on with your local profile. Changes to the profile will not be copied to the server when you logoff. Possible causes of this error include networkproblems or insufficient security rights. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.
DETAIL - cannot create a file when that file already exists>
click OK and the next message pops up
2nd message
<Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off.>
We don't use roaming profiles & any user can log on to any Win98 computer without a problem, I just can't get anyone logged on to any of the XP Pro desktops, even if they have a local profile set up.
What am I missing? Is the problem on the server-side or client-side?

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Same problem

by kstorrs In reply to XP desktop on Win2K netwo ...

I am experiencing the same issue with an imaged XP machine. I was able to log in at least once, so I can bypass the error message you described. Once my cached profile is loaded, I can then log on and off with no problem. Did you ever resolve your issue? I still can't resart and load my profile without the error...

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