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Roaming User Profiles

Roaming User Profiles

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A couple of my customers use Roaming User Profiles (RUP) so that a user's desktop, files and settings follow them no matter which computer they happen to be setting at.  This is a very cool feature for users because no matter which computer they log onto they always have the look and feel.  I have been researching some issues decided to post the information here for future reference.

 314478 How to Create and Copy Roaming User Profiles in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;314478

227260 How a slow link is detected for processing user profiles and Group Policy
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;227260

227369 Default Behavior for Group Policy Extensions with Slow Link
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];227369

221833 How to enable user environment debug logging in retail builds of Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];221833

RUP Issues Resolved by XP SP2

816880 Roaming profiles may not unload after you use WMI on a Windows Server 2003-based computer or a Windows XP-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=816880

819536 Roaming profiles are not saved when a user logs off a Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer or a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=819536

827878 The "Exclude directories in roaming profiles" policy stops working when you add paths
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=827878

830464 Group Policy does not apply roaming profiles correctly if NTuser.dat and NTuser.pol files are not synchronized
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=830464

840998 Changes to your roaming profile are lost when you log on to a Windows XP-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=840998

321936 A roaming user profile does not upload successfully, and Event ID 1000 is logged in the application log in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321936

831651 "The roaming profile cannot be found" error message when you log on to your network from a Windows XP-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=831651

Documentation

User Data and Settings Management (Great resource for RUP Information)
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/xpusrdat.mspx

Group Policy Settings for Roaming User Profiles
http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/8623052e-c21f-4fd9-a9a1-056779c2758f1033.mspx?mfr=true

User Profiles and Folder Redirection FAQ
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/en-us/management/manage_faq.mspx

 

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