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  • Hi Everyone,

     

    I'm having a really big issue and I just can't figure it out.  I have created several profiles on our server that are strictly used by W7(Including mine) and are working completely fine, but rececently I've created several profiles for testing on W7 machines.  And for some odd reason they don't get the profile from the server instead they are given a TEMP profile everytime they log on, and I've tried loggin on several machines.

    I've tried deleting the temp folder on the C: Drive; Deleteing the Profile from the Profile List on the Registry, restarting the machine and loging in again but it just creates a new temp profile folder all over again. After several attemps I just gave up and created another profile and the same thing keeps happening all over again.

    The odd thing about this is that the profile will load on an XP machine fine with no issues, the problem is strictly with W7. I've tried to wrap my head around this but for some reason it won't work.

    Any advice?

    Tuesday, January 10, 2012 2:24 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Windows 7 have stored Roaming profiles in other folder than Widnows XP - it is Username.V2 folder. User must have rights to create folder on server share. User must also have rights to Access to this folder. You must not make this folders - Windows make this folder after first login.


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    • Marked as answer by Miya Yao Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:14 AM
    Wednesday, January 11, 2012 11:27 AM
  • Finally I gave up and just reinstalled the OS back into the machine which seemed to fix the problem.  I guess there was a setting that wouldn't allow the computer to create a .V2 profile on the server.
    • Marked as answer by gus22 Wednesday, February 1, 2012 4:29 PM
    Wednesday, February 1, 2012 4:28 PM

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  • Hi,

    Windows 7 have stored Roaming profiles in other folder than Widnows XP - it is Username.V2 folder. User must have rights to create folder on server share. User must also have rights to Access to this folder. You must not make this folders - Windows make this folder after first login.


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

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    • Marked as answer by Miya Yao Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:14 AM
    Wednesday, January 11, 2012 11:27 AM
  • Actually the folder does have admin rights because they can log on in XP and not be given a temporary profile, and everything that they were doing on that XP machine gets saved on the server. But now what I eneded up doing is putting a \ after the profile path (ex. \\server\profile\user\).  After I did this they loged on and they were finally given their profile and the .V2 folder was created on their profile folder but for some reason when they log off nothing is saved in the profile folder on ther server.  It seems to me that evertything gets saved on the machine locally. So I'm halfway there all I need now is just to be able to see all the library folders on my server.

    Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:40 PM
  • Finally I gave up and just reinstalled the OS back into the machine which seemed to fix the problem.  I guess there was a setting that wouldn't allow the computer to create a .V2 profile on the server.
    • Marked as answer by gus22 Wednesday, February 1, 2012 4:29 PM
    Wednesday, February 1, 2012 4:28 PM