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Vista incomplete roaming profile missing Shell folders and Junction point in users profile root on none "primary" computer RRS feed

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  • Hello, we've trying to use Roaming profiles in a unique way, we have it setup with GPO so that only the ntuser.dat part of the profile roams. This is working.  We are using Vista Enterprise x86 SP2 and the roaming profile fileshare server is running Windows 2008 sp2

    When loggin on to Computer A with a new profile, the profile is properly created no issues.

    the Profile root has the following files and folders

    2009-09-29  20:28    <DIR>          .
    2009-09-29  20:28    <DIR>          ..
    2009-09-29  14:39    <DIR>          AppData
    2009-09-29  14:37    <JUNCTION>     Application Data [C:\Users\nccaren\AppData\Roaming]
    2009-06-24  14:23    <DIR>          Contacts
    2009-09-29  14:37    <JUNCTION>     Cookies [C:\Users\nccaren\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies]
    2009-06-24  14:23    <DIR>          Desktop
    2009-09-29  14:38    <DIR>          Documents
    2009-06-24  14:23    <DIR>          Downloads
    2009-09-29  14:39    <DIR>          Favorites
    2009-06-24  14:23    <DIR>          Links
    2009-09-29  14:37    <JUNCTION>     Local Settings [C:\Users\nccaren\AppData\Local]
    2009-06-24  14:23    <DIR>          Music
    2009-09-29  14:37    <JUNCTION>     My Documents [C:\Users\nccaren\Documents]
    2009-09-29  14:37    <JUNCTION>     NetHood [C:\Users\nccaren\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts]
    2009-09-29  20:29         1 310 720 ntuser.dat
    2009-09-29  20:29           262 144 ntuser.dat.LOG1
    2009-09-29  14:37                 0 ntuser.dat.LOG2
    2009-09-29  20:29            65 536 ntuser.dat{42133cf1-6a70-11db-bbc9-fdca8d8bcc9d}.TM.blf
    2009-09-29  20:29           524 288 ntuser.dat{42133cf1-6a70-11db-bbc9-fdca8d8bcc9d}.TMContainer00000000000000000001.regtrans-ms
    2009-09-29  14:49           524 288 ntuser.dat{42133cf1-6a70-11db-bbc9-fdca8d8bcc9d}.TMContainer00000000000000000002.regtrans-ms
    2009-09-29  20:29               474 ntuser.ini
    2009-09-29  20:14            18 794 ntuser.pol
    2009-06-24  14:23    <DIR>          Pictures
    2009-09-29  14:37    <JUNCTION>     PrintHood [C:\Users\nccaren\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Printer Shortcuts]
    2009-09-29  14:37    <JUNCTION>     Recent [C:\Users\nccaren\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent]
    2009-06-24  14:23    <DIR>          Saved Games
    2009-06-24  14:23    <DIR>          Searches
    2009-09-29  14:37    <JUNCTION>     SendTo [C:\Users\nccaren\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo]
    2009-09-29  14:37    <JUNCTION>     Start Menu [C:\Users\nccaren\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu]
    2009-09-29  14:37    <JUNCTION>     Templates [C:\Users\nccaren\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates]
    2009-06-24  14:23    <DIR>          Videos


    When the user logs off Computer A the following files are created on the profile file share :


     Directory of X:\USR\Profiles\MTL\nccaren.V2
    2009-09-30  11:14    <DIR>          .
    2009-09-30  11:14    <DIR>          ..
    2009-09-29  20:51                 0 New Text Document.txt
    2009-09-30  11:13         1 310 720 ntuser.dat
    2009-09-30  11:14               182 ntuser.ini
    2009-09-29  20:14            18 794 ntuser.pol
                   4 File(s)      1 329 696 bytes


    Loging on to Computer B copies the Roaming profile, but in the c:\users\%Username% a lot of the default shell folders and all of the HardLinke folders not being created.

    so we only have the followign folders present :

    2009-09-30  12:03    <DIR>          .
    2009-09-30  12:03    <DIR>          ..
    2009-09-30  11:57    <DIR>          AppData
    2009-09-30  11:57    <DIR>          Desktop
    2009-09-30  11:53    <DIR>          Documents
    2009-09-30  11:56    <DIR>          Favorites
    2009-09-30  11:51    <JUNCTION>     Local Settings [C:\Users\nccaren\AppData\Local]
    2009-09-29  20:51                 0 New Text Document.txt
    2009-09-30  12:15         1 310 720 ntuser.dat
    2009-09-30  12:15           262 144 ntuser.dat.LOG1
    2009-09-30  11:51                 0 ntuser.dat.LOG2
    2009-09-30  11:51                 0 ntuser.dat{42133cf1-6a70-11db-bbc9-fdca8d8bcc9d}.TM.blf
    2009-09-30  11:51                 0 ntuser.dat{42133cf1-6a70-11db-bbc9-fdca8d8bcc9d}.TMContainer00000000000000000001.regtrans-ms
    2009-09-30  11:51                 0 ntuser.dat{42133cf1-6a70-11db-bbc9-fdca8d8bcc9d}.TMContainer00000000000000000002.regtrans-ms
    2009-09-30  11:14               182 ntuser.ini
    2009-09-30  11:53            18 794 ntuser.pol
    2009-09-30  12:03    <DIR>          Tracing


    I've done quite a bit of searching and have not found any explanation for this behavoir ?

    I could not find any related errors in the Application of system event logs.

    Does anyone here have any ideas ?


    Naim
    Wednesday, September 30, 2009 4:40 PM