server 2012 domain users documents, etc. not saving in profiles on server, help!


  • new install of server 2012, domain users documents, etc. are not saving in profiles with win7 pro client. When logging off with win7 pro it does not save new documents, etc. to server profile. It is working ok with a windows xp pro client. Any suggestions on how to resolve this?

    All clients are using DHCP and are able to login into the server 2012 domain controller.

    Saturday, November 24, 2012 2:55 PM


  • Hi,

    I would like to explain that Windows uses the ".v2" extension to distinguish between version 1 and version 2 profiles. Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 author version 1 profiles. You store these profiles in a folder with a name that matches the logon name of the user account. Windows Vista and Windows 7 authors version 2 profiles. You store version 2 profiles in a folder with the first part of the folder name matching the logon name of the user followed by ".v2".

    For the general roaming profile, here is a step-to-step practice:

    1. Prepare the roaming user profile

    1. Log on to a Windows Server 2008 with the domain user account to produce a user profile. Log off the computer.
    2. Log on to the Windows Server 2008 with a domain administrator account.
    3. Click Start--->right-click Computer--->Properties--->Advanced System Settings--->Advanced--->User Profiles Settings…--->Settings--->Copy To. Copy the profile to the file server, such as '\\filesrv\profiles\username.v2'.

    Note: A ".v2" suffix to the name of the user profile folder on the file server must be added to distinguish between version 1 and version 2 profiles.

    1. In Permitted to use, click Change. Type the proper users or groups and then click OK.

    2. Prepare the user Profile path setting

    1. In the Active Directory Users and Computers, type the profile location such as '\\filesrv\profiles\username' in the user's Profile path attributes.

    Note: Do NOT add ".v2" to the Profile path of the user object. This indicates that for Windows Server 2008 it will load the profile from 'username.v2' folder and for former Windows operating systems they will load from 'username' folder if it exists.

    1. If you manually create user profile folder, please check the NTFS and share permission on the roaming profile share folder.
    2. Locate the roaming profile share folder, and check the NTFS permission to make sure that the user, SYSTEM, and administrators have Full Controller permission on their folders and all sub-folder under the roaming profile folder has inherited proper permission.
    3. Check the share permission to ensure that Everyone has Full Control permission.


    Arthur Li

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, November 26, 2012 9:17 AM