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User Profile Mandatory or Roaming RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    We have made a network with Server 2008 R2.

    We want users do not save any documents on their local pc.

    so which profile is best

    Mandatory or Roaming and users are able to run all local software on pc.

    Any comment will appreciate.

    Rgd

    Arvind


    Arvind

    Friday, September 28, 2012 5:01 AM

Answers

  • Hi Arvind, At first  i want to tell you there are littile bit changes in profiles from win 2000, 2003 or 2008 r2.

    You can go through

    http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2010/08/best-practice-roaming-profiles-and-folder-redirection-a-k-a-user-virtualization/ For Roaming profile configuration.

    And Roaming profile is slower,  it will take time to load and saving of profile During login and logging off  duration.. Because,  it will save all profile data on file server which you have updated either on user desktop or user's  documents.


    • Edited by AmitCEH Friday, October 5, 2012 11:54 AM words
    • Proposed as answer by AmitCEH Friday, October 5, 2012 11:54 AM
    • Marked as answer by Cicely FengModerator Monday, October 8, 2012 7:38 AM
    Friday, October 5, 2012 11:49 AM
  • Hi,

    Roaming profile is a profile that can be accessed by other computers, user can save changes which they did to the environment, while mandatory profile is only controlled by administrators, users can only make transitory changes to their environment, it won't be saved. I suggest you use Roaming profile.

    You can set some folder redirection for local drive to some shared folder and set read-only permissions for users on this folder.

    Some useful reference links:

    Managing User Profiles
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb726990.aspx
    How to prevent non admin users from saving documents to local Hard Drive, only to Windows 2000 Server
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itproxpsp/thread/00967594-3fdc-411e-bc45-cfaa76370529/

    Regards,
    Cicely



    Friday, September 28, 2012 8:56 AM
    Moderator
  • the best way would be folder redirection 

    http://4sysops.com/archives/folder-redirection-part-1-introduction/


    http://www.arabitpro.com


    Friday, September 28, 2012 10:53 AM
  • Hi,

    >>Above links are related to Windows server 2000. but we have server 2008

    It also applies to Windows Server 2008.

     >>in both profiles in which profile login is faster.

    In theroy mandatory profile is faster, because it doesn't need synchronize data between servers.

    Regards,
    Cicely

    Friday, October 5, 2012 6:38 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Cicely

    Above links are related to Windows server 2000. but we have server 2008.

    Secondly  in both profiles in which profile login is faster.


    Arvind

    Cicely is correct.

    Mandatory profiles load faster. Please refer following discussion.

    Mandatory Profile HELP!

    http://immidio.com/Forum/topic768-mandatory-profile-help.aspx

     

    Regards, Santosh

    I do not represent the organisation I work for, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

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

    Monday, October 8, 2012 3:14 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

    Roaming profile is a profile that can be accessed by other computers, user can save changes which they did to the environment, while mandatory profile is only controlled by administrators, users can only make transitory changes to their environment, it won't be saved. I suggest you use Roaming profile.

    You can set some folder redirection for local drive to some shared folder and set read-only permissions for users on this folder.

    Some useful reference links:

    Managing User Profiles
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb726990.aspx
    How to prevent non admin users from saving documents to local Hard Drive, only to Windows 2000 Server
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itproxpsp/thread/00967594-3fdc-411e-bc45-cfaa76370529/

    Regards,
    Cicely



    Friday, September 28, 2012 8:56 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Cicely

    Above links are related to Windows server 2000. but we have server 2008.

    Secondly  in both profiles in which profile login is faster.


    Arvind

    Friday, September 28, 2012 9:24 AM
  • the best way would be folder redirection 

    http://4sysops.com/archives/folder-redirection-part-1-introduction/


    http://www.arabitpro.com


    Friday, September 28, 2012 10:53 AM
  • Hi,

    >>Above links are related to Windows server 2000. but we have server 2008

    It also applies to Windows Server 2008.

     >>in both profiles in which profile login is faster.

    In theroy mandatory profile is faster, because it doesn't need synchronize data between servers.

    Regards,
    Cicely

    Friday, October 5, 2012 6:38 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Arvind, At first  i want to tell you there are littile bit changes in profiles from win 2000, 2003 or 2008 r2.

    You can go through

    http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2010/08/best-practice-roaming-profiles-and-folder-redirection-a-k-a-user-virtualization/ For Roaming profile configuration.

    And Roaming profile is slower,  it will take time to load and saving of profile During login and logging off  duration.. Because,  it will save all profile data on file server which you have updated either on user desktop or user's  documents.


    • Edited by AmitCEH Friday, October 5, 2012 11:54 AM words
    • Proposed as answer by AmitCEH Friday, October 5, 2012 11:54 AM
    • Marked as answer by Cicely FengModerator Monday, October 8, 2012 7:38 AM
    Friday, October 5, 2012 11:49 AM
  • Hi Cicely

    Above links are related to Windows server 2000. but we have server 2008.

    Secondly  in both profiles in which profile login is faster.


    Arvind

    Cicely is correct.

    Mandatory profiles load faster. Please refer following discussion.

    Mandatory Profile HELP!

    http://immidio.com/Forum/topic768-mandatory-profile-help.aspx

     

    Regards, Santosh

    I do not represent the organisation I work for, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

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

    Monday, October 8, 2012 3:14 AM
    Moderator