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Unread 28-08-2007, 12:50 PM   #1
IT@C
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Roaming profiles not created- TEMP profile only

Hello,


A recent problem has surfaced:
- When a new user logs onto a workstation in the BNE site (using the BNE DC)
- the user does not receive a roaming profile and errors are displayed.
- The Home directory is created successfully.

Our network:
Windows 2003 Server SP1
Clients = Windows XP Pro SP2
Active Directory network
Four DC's in the network- MEL1, MEL2, SYD, BNE, across four sites


We create a user in the following way:
1. Open Active Directory
2. right click on Organizational Unit BNE and select new user
3. Enter user details
4. Set Password
5. Select exchange server
6. Once created right click on user and go to properties and select Profile
tab
7. Under profile path enter: \\servername\Profiles\%USERNAME%
8. Under Home folder; Select H: and Connect to: \\servername\Home\%USERNAME%
9. Click apply and ok

Reviewing the properties of the use shows that the %USERNAME% is replaced by
the user's correct login


When logging on to a pc for the first time, and every subsequent attempt,
the user is shown two windows error messages.

1. "Windows cannot locate your roaming profile and is attempting to log you
on with your local profile. Changes to the profile will not be propagated to
the server."
2. "Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a
temporary profile. Changes to your profile will be lost when you log off."

The local profile is C:\Documents and Settings\TEMP...


Note that all other users can access their existing roaming profiles.
The problem occurs on all PC's, both at the site and when logging in at
other sites.


Any assistance would be welcome.

cheers,
IT@C

 
Unread 28-08-2007, 06:10 PM   #2
Mathieu CHATEAU
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Re: Roaming profiles not created- TEMP profile only

Hello,

any eventlog error on the workstation about missing exclusive rights on the
roaming profile ?

Where is the server hosting the roaming profile (which site) ? a remote one
?


--
Cordialement,
Mathieu CHATEAU
http://lordoftheping.blogspot.com


"IT@C" <IT@C@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:19C9E0D5-4EF6-4D17-A95E-FB1C35A06512@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
>
>
> A recent problem has surfaced:
> - When a new user logs onto a workstation in the BNE site (using the BNE
> DC)
> - the user does not receive a roaming profile and errors are displayed.
> - The Home directory is created successfully.
>
> Our network:
> Windows 2003 Server SP1
> Clients = Windows XP Pro SP2
> Active Directory network
> Four DC's in the network- MEL1, MEL2, SYD, BNE, across four sites
>
>
> We create a user in the following way:
> 1. Open Active Directory
> 2. right click on Organizational Unit BNE and select new user
> 3. Enter user details
> 4. Set Password
> 5. Select exchange server
> 6. Once created right click on user and go to properties and select
> Profile
> tab
> 7. Under profile path enter: \\servername\Profiles\%USERNAME%
> 8. Under Home folder; Select H: and Connect to:
> \\servername\Home\%USERNAME%
> 9. Click apply and ok
>
> Reviewing the properties of the use shows that the %USERNAME% is replaced
> by
> the user's correct login
>
>
> When logging on to a pc for the first time, and every subsequent attempt,
> the user is shown two windows error messages.
>
> 1. "Windows cannot locate your roaming profile and is attempting to log
> you
> on with your local profile. Changes to the profile will not be propagated
> to
> the server."
> 2. "Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a
> temporary profile. Changes to your profile will be lost when you log off."
>
> The local profile is C:\Documents and Settings\TEMP...
>
>
> Note that all other users can access their existing roaming profiles.
> The problem occurs on all PC's, both at the site and when logging in at
> other sites.
>
>
> Any assistance would be welcome.
>
> cheers,
> IT@C
>


 
Unread 29-08-2007, 01:16 AM   #3
IT@C
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Re: Roaming profiles not created- TEMP profile only

Hi Mathieu,

Thanks for the reply.

In response to your questions:

1. We only see the Access-Denied error in the error log, related to the
on-screen error number 1 below.

2. The server hosting the remote profile is local.
We have tried logging in froma remote site, as well.
This only occurs for new users- users that had already been created before
the problem arose do not have this problem.

Also, new users do have access to their Exchange mailboxes, only the roaming
profile is a problem.

Kind regards,
IT@C


"Mathieu CHATEAU" wrote:

> Hello,
>
> any eventlog error on the workstation about missing exclusive rights on the
> roaming profile ?
>
> Where is the server hosting the roaming profile (which site) ? a remote one
> ?
>
>
> --
> Cordialement,
> Mathieu CHATEAU
> http://lordoftheping.blogspot.com
>
>
> "IT@C" <IT@C@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:19C9E0D5-4EF6-4D17-A95E-FB1C35A06512@microsoft.com...
> > Hello,
> >
> >
> > A recent problem has surfaced:
> > - When a new user logs onto a workstation in the BNE site (using the BNE
> > DC)
> > - the user does not receive a roaming profile and errors are displayed.
> > - The Home directory is created successfully.
> >
> > Our network:
> > Windows 2003 Server SP1
> > Clients = Windows XP Pro SP2
> > Active Directory network
> > Four DC's in the network- MEL1, MEL2, SYD, BNE, across four sites
> >
> >
> > We create a user in the following way:
> > 1. Open Active Directory
> > 2. right click on Organizational Unit BNE and select new user
> > 3. Enter user details
> > 4. Set Password
> > 5. Select exchange server
> > 6. Once created right click on user and go to properties and select
> > Profile
> > tab
> > 7. Under profile path enter: \\servername\Profiles\%USERNAME%
> > 8. Under Home folder; Select H: and Connect to:
> > \\servername\Home\%USERNAME%
> > 9. Click apply and ok
> >
> > Reviewing the properties of the use shows that the %USERNAME% is replaced
> > by
> > the user's correct login
> >
> >
> > When logging on to a pc for the first time, and every subsequent attempt,
> > the user is shown two windows error messages.
> >
> > 1. "Windows cannot locate your roaming profile and is attempting to log
> > you
> > on with your local profile. Changes to the profile will not be propagated
> > to
> > the server."
> > 2. "Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a
> > temporary profile. Changes to your profile will be lost when you log off."
> >
> > The local profile is C:\Documents and Settings\TEMP...
> >
> >
> > Note that all other users can access their existing roaming profiles.
> > The problem occurs on all PC's, both at the site and when logging in at
> > other sites.
> >
> >
> > Any assistance would be welcome.
> >
> > cheers,
> > IT@C
> >

>
>

 
Unread 29-08-2007, 07:01 AM   #4
Mathieu CHATEAU
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Re: Roaming profiles not created- TEMP profile only

From a user that has the problem,
can it manually create its own roaming folder ?
mkdir \\server\share\myprofile


--
Cordialement,
Mathieu CHATEAU
http://lordoftheping.blogspot.com


"IT@C" <ITC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:53A688F6-FD1F-4DA9-9247-455287F684FE@microsoft.com...
> Hi Mathieu,
>
> Thanks for the reply.
>
> In response to your questions:
>
> 1. We only see the Access-Denied error in the error log, related to the
> on-screen error number 1 below.
>
> 2. The server hosting the remote profile is local.
> We have tried logging in froma remote site, as well.
> This only occurs for new users- users that had already been created before
> the problem arose do not have this problem.
>
> Also, new users do have access to their Exchange mailboxes, only the
> roaming
> profile is a problem.
>
> Kind regards,
> IT@C
>
>
> "Mathieu CHATEAU" wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> any eventlog error on the workstation about missing exclusive rights on
>> the
>> roaming profile ?
>>
>> Where is the server hosting the roaming profile (which site) ? a remote
>> one
>> ?
>>
>>
>> --
>> Cordialement,
>> Mathieu CHATEAU
>> http://lordoftheping.blogspot.com
>>
>>
>> "IT@C" <IT@C@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:19C9E0D5-4EF6-4D17-A95E-FB1C35A06512@microsoft.com...
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> >
>> > A recent problem has surfaced:
>> > - When a new user logs onto a workstation in the BNE site (using the
>> > BNE
>> > DC)
>> > - the user does not receive a roaming profile and errors are displayed.
>> > - The Home directory is created successfully.
>> >
>> > Our network:
>> > Windows 2003 Server SP1
>> > Clients = Windows XP Pro SP2
>> > Active Directory network
>> > Four DC's in the network- MEL1, MEL2, SYD, BNE, across four sites
>> >
>> >
>> > We create a user in the following way:
>> > 1. Open Active Directory
>> > 2. right click on Organizational Unit BNE and select new user
>> > 3. Enter user details
>> > 4. Set Password
>> > 5. Select exchange server
>> > 6. Once created right click on user and go to properties and select
>> > Profile
>> > tab
>> > 7. Under profile path enter: \\servername\Profiles\%USERNAME%
>> > 8. Under Home folder; Select H: and Connect to:
>> > \\servername\Home\%USERNAME%
>> > 9. Click apply and ok
>> >
>> > Reviewing the properties of the use shows that the %USERNAME% is
>> > replaced
>> > by
>> > the user's correct login
>> >
>> >
>> > When logging on to a pc for the first time, and every subsequent
>> > attempt,
>> > the user is shown two windows error messages.
>> >
>> > 1. "Windows cannot locate your roaming profile and is attempting to log
>> > you
>> > on with your local profile. Changes to the profile will not be
>> > propagated
>> > to
>> > the server."
>> > 2. "Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a
>> > temporary profile. Changes to your profile will be lost when you log
>> > off."
>> >
>> > The local profile is C:\Documents and Settings\TEMP...
>> >
>> >
>> > Note that all other users can access their existing roaming profiles.
>> > The problem occurs on all PC's, both at the site and when logging in at
>> > other sites.
>> >
>> >
>> > Any assistance would be welcome.
>> >
>> > cheers,
>> > IT@C
>> >

>>
>>


 
Unread 03-09-2007, 06:00 AM   #5
IT@C
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Re: Roaming profiles not created- TEMP profile only

Hi,

Thanks for the reply.

yes, the user can create its own folder and subfolders.
e.g.
mkdir \\server\share\myprofile
mkdir \\server\share\myprofile\test

and also
mkdir \\server\share\myprofile2

This is all very odd.

cheers,
IT@C

"Mathieu CHATEAU" wrote:

> From a user that has the problem,
> can it manually create its own roaming folder ?
> mkdir \\server\share\myprofile
>
>
> --
> Cordialement,
> Mathieu CHATEAU
> http://lordoftheping.blogspot.com
>
>
> "IT@C" <ITC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:53A688F6-FD1F-4DA9-9247-455287F684FE@microsoft.com...
> > Hi Mathieu,
> >
> > Thanks for the reply.
> >
> > In response to your questions:
> >
> > 1. We only see the Access-Denied error in the error log, related to the
> > on-screen error number 1 below.
> >
> > 2. The server hosting the remote profile is local.
> > We have tried logging in froma remote site, as well.
> > This only occurs for new users- users that had already been created before
> > the problem arose do not have this problem.
> >
> > Also, new users do have access to their Exchange mailboxes, only the
> > roaming
> > profile is a problem.
> >
> > Kind regards,
> > IT@C
> >
> >
> > "Mathieu CHATEAU" wrote:
> >
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> any eventlog error on the workstation about missing exclusive rights on
> >> the
> >> roaming profile ?
> >>
> >> Where is the server hosting the roaming profile (which site) ? a remote
> >> one
> >> ?
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Cordialement,
> >> Mathieu CHATEAU
> >> http://lordoftheping.blogspot.com
> >>
> >>
> >> "IT@C" <IT@C@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:19C9E0D5-4EF6-4D17-A95E-FB1C35A06512@microsoft.com...
> >> > Hello,
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > A recent problem has surfaced:
> >> > - When a new user logs onto a workstation in the BNE site (using the
> >> > BNE
> >> > DC)
> >> > - the user does not receive a roaming profile and errors are displayed.
> >> > - The Home directory is created successfully.
> >> >
> >> > Our network:
> >> > Windows 2003 Server SP1
> >> > Clients = Windows XP Pro SP2
> >> > Active Directory network
> >> > Four DC's in the network- MEL1, MEL2, SYD, BNE, across four sites
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > We create a user in the following way:
> >> > 1. Open Active Directory
> >> > 2. right click on Organizational Unit BNE and select new user
> >> > 3. Enter user details
> >> > 4. Set Password
> >> > 5. Select exchange server
> >> > 6. Once created right click on user and go to properties and select
> >> > Profile
> >> > tab
> >> > 7. Under profile path enter: \\servername\Profiles\%USERNAME%
> >> > 8. Under Home folder; Select H: and Connect to:
> >> > \\servername\Home\%USERNAME%
> >> > 9. Click apply and ok
> >> >
> >> > Reviewing the properties of the use shows that the %USERNAME% is
> >> > replaced
> >> > by
> >> > the user's correct login
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > When logging on to a pc for the first time, and every subsequent
> >> > attempt,
> >> > the user is shown two windows error messages.
> >> >
> >> > 1. "Windows cannot locate your roaming profile and is attempting to log
> >> > you
> >> > on with your local profile. Changes to the profile will not be
> >> > propagated
> >> > to
> >> > the server."
> >> > 2. "Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a
> >> > temporary profile. Changes to your profile will be lost when you log
> >> > off."
> >> >
> >> > The local profile is C:\Documents and Settings\TEMP...
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Note that all other users can access their existing roaming profiles.
> >> > The problem occurs on all PC's, both at the site and when logging in at
> >> > other sites.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Any assistance would be welcome.
> >> >
> >> > cheers,
> >> > IT@C
> >> >
> >>
> >>

>
>

 
Unread 27-09-2007, 09:01 PM   #6
neil gosling
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roaming profile problems

When you enter the path for the user profile and apply, if you check the profile folder, you will find that the sub folder has not been created.
However, if you set the path for the Home folder and apply, the sub folder in the Home directory has been created.
If you create a new user, do not set a roaming profile on AD, you will find that when you log on to a client pc for the first time, it will then create a local profile.
Now here's the thing. If you go back to the beginning, set the path for the profile. i.e.
\\server\profiles\%username% - and then set the path for the home folder. i.e. \\server\profiles\%username% - apply. voila, you will then find the required sub folder has been created in the Profile directory. Go back to the user properties, overtype profiles with Home (or whatever you name your personal folder directory with), and then your Home folder will then be created.
Log on as the user on the client machine and a local profile with then be created which will then down load to the server on log out.
I don't know why the sub folder isn't created in the 'Profile' section but it does in the 'Home' section. If anyone know the answer, please let me know.

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