+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
Windows Server 2008 Thread, Creating new users in AD - Not creating profile folder in Technical; Hi all, when creating new profiles in AD the documents folder is creating correctly however the profile folder isn't. I ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    20
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0

    Creating new users in AD - Not creating profile folder

    Hi all,

    when creating new profiles in AD the documents folder is creating correctly however the profile folder isn't. I have checked the paths of both and they are both correct, have also checked the permissions on the top level folders to make sure that this isn't the problem.

    Our structure works like this:

    Profile path
    \\server\profilesstudents$\year\studentsname


    Documents Path
    \\server\documentsstudents$\year\studentsname

    Any ideas as to what could stop the profile from creating, it doesn't create on a log in or log off however the profile does work as it should and can see software, shared drives etc

    thanks!

  2. #2


    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    6,591
    Thank Post
    228
    Thanked 856 Times in 735 Posts
    Rep Power
    296
    profiloe folders should be created at logon but will only be created if the folder they are in has the correct permissions for the user and usually i apply these on a this folder only basis. Id as a temp test just create a new user make them an admin and see if their profile folder appears.

    if they are working they arnt just hidden or something are they?

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    20
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    adding them in as domain admins works. The folders create and lock correctly, if we make a template using a current students account that had worked and locked then it works correctly but with new users with the exact same permissions as previous accounts we created we then have the problem so I am unsure as to where the permissions problem lies now... if something has changed in the permissions for the students would it not effect all the previous accounts created too?

  4. #4
    alonebfg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    south west some of the time
    Posts
    834
    Thank Post
    12
    Thanked 34 Times in 21 Posts
    Blog Entries
    5
    Rep Power
    24
    Also one thing I have noticed sometimes they wont be created on first login but onece logged out and back in again it will be there. We are pushing more towards the redirection the profiles with 2008 as it seems to work better.

  5. #5
    DAZZD88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
    Posts
    788
    Thank Post
    163
    Thanked 77 Times in 66 Posts
    Rep Power
    47
    Are you by any chance running another software that can be used for user management, like Ranger Account Manager? If so, have the accounts previously been created by such a software using default directory path and permissions templates?

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Creating AD users in a web front end
    By HMCTech in forum Windows
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 18th May 2010, 09:19 AM
  2. Limiting Logons by detecting dupe users in AD
    By kentwalker in forum Scripts
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 19th November 2009, 09:15 PM
  3. Creating A Contact in AD/Exchange
    By luketheduck in forum Windows
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11th January 2008, 01:58 PM
  4. Replies: 25
    Last Post: 23rd November 2007, 08:24 AM
  5. Creating a new database in php and mysql
    By StewartKnight in forum Web Development
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 21st February 2007, 08:53 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
  •