Roaming Profile Setup / WIN7
Sorry another thread about this situation: We are typical Vanilla network 2008 R2 Server System with almost all machines being Windows 7.
Our current roaming profile system works but there are snags, one being the first time some one logs on it does not load a profile (they get no settings, no start menu etc etc - it looks like a clean slate) then they logoff and logon and then they get the roaming profile.
This happens 1st time for anyone without a profile on the server.
Another issue is every now and then a certain group of PCs will decide to take 10 minutes to logon, strange thing with this is when 1 PC in a room starts the whole model range of those PCs do the same thing - and at random times. If we built the room from CD we will not have an issue at all, yet if we rebuild them using FOG they work for a while but there seems to be a chance that it occurs again some months later. I think its some kind of network driver issue? what do people think?
It does not occur every where, like we have a model of 60 machines in two rooms which have started to randomly logon slowly yet our ICT suites up here with 30 machines each are unaffected. The worst thing is these machines some times then begin to slow down upon logoff and shutdown? to me this is a Driver/Fog issue?
I have looked through GPO/User accounts to make sure all is setup correctly and all seems good the only thing I can think of is:
Some sites say \\server\share$\Username\ located in the GPO setting and the user account. Yet other sites say \\server\share$\username (without that final slash). That setting must match in the GPO settings and the user account am I correct in that?
For the first problem I am thinking that it requires a pre-built profile yet the googling I see says Win7 does not require one. And that the GPO setting requires \\server\share$\PreBuiltProfile\ and the user account has \%username%\.
Our system works except these two little snags and the first problem is sorted out after they logoff and on again but the second problem is fixed by machines being re-imaged. We not long re-imaged most of our machines and the problem did not exist for some weeks after that.
Any Ideas? shots in the dark?
I have checked DNS, DHCP, GPO settings, Account Settings, Errors and all is looking good. Does the GPO setting for Roaming Profile match with \%username%\ ? or \%username (or different) ?
Any thing will be much appreciated :)