+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
Windows Server 2008 Thread, Roaming Profiles in Technical; Quick question, what's the difference between setting the Profile path for users in AD and setting the AppData(roaming) option within ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    260
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    Rep Power
    27

    Roaming Profiles

    Quick question, what's the difference between setting the Profile path for users in AD and setting the AppData(roaming) option within the GPO?

  2. #2

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,343
    Thank Post
    624
    Thanked 1,584 Times in 1,421 Posts
    Rep Power
    414
    The 2nd option only changes the path to one portion of the profile, if you don't set it in the profile path the user won't have a roaming profile.

    Ben

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    260
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    Rep Power
    27
    So for a roaming profile i would only need to set the one in AD and ignore the GPO option?

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    260
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    Rep Power
    27
    i should point out the issue im having. On some student users when they log in, it says it can't load their profile. The error is: The system cannot find the file specified.

    They have access to the share, same as other students and this only happens on some computers. This would lead me to suggest its an issue with the computer.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    260
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    Rep Power
    27
    i seem to have narrowed it down to if a user doesnt have a profile, for some reason when logging on a few pc's it doesnt create the profile. If i logon to another computer it creates the profile. i'm then able to log in to the prior one.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Northants
    Posts
    136
    Thank Post
    3
    Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
    Rep Power
    13
    Nathan,

    If there isn't a profile it should create one from the default profile, I would therefore suggest that there may be a problem with the Default profile on the computers where you are seeing the issue.

    I'm not sure what everyone elese thinks but I would much rather had a mandatory profile for the little cherubs than allowing individual roaming profiles. you may want to look into it.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Dreamweaver and roaming profiles problem
    By mseaney in forum Educational Software
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 29th June 2006, 12:04 PM
  2. Roaming Profiles Problem
    By Gordie in forum General Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22nd June 2006, 08:55 AM
  3. Roaming profiles question,
    By Kyle in forum Windows
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 28th January 2006, 10:38 AM
  4. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 14th December 2005, 06:02 PM
  5. Roaming Profiles
    By ChrisH in forum Windows
    Replies: 60
    Last Post: 21st November 2005, 10:14 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •