Profiles - How should they work
This is an old one I guess, but how should mandatory profiles really work?
Our situation is this....
In AD each user points to a profile. At the moment this is set to: \\<servername>\ygg-userprofiles\staffv5
(It is the 5th generation of staff profile). It is a mandatory profile and the required .man file is in place. The profile is 2.98Mb.We assume it works.
When a user logs on, I assume they get given this profile and that it downloads to their machine. However how should this happen? WHen the profile downloads should it keep it's name - staffv5 when stored on the machine or will it rename itself to whatever user is logged in - thus creating several profiles if several users log in?
At the moment when we check the machine there are a few profiles on there - all of various sizes - they seem to grow.
I assumed that when they logged on the staffv5 profile would download to the local machine (2.98Mb of it) and sit there. Anyone else who logs in would then reference that profile (as it is the same).
What I didn't expect is several profiles there each with different user names.
IN addition if they do change usernames then I didn't expect them to grow. One staff member's profile is now at 8Gb - even though it is meant to be mandatory - which I assumed would keep it at 2.98Mbyte.
Is there a setting somewhere I have missed?
Any help appreciated,