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Resolved User profiles problem

Discussion in 'Software' started by nugget, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. nugget
    Honorary Member

    nugget Junior toady

    Hi all. As the title says, I'm having a user profile problem.

    First the background. Last week I installed a new server 2008R2 and set it up as a file server. I then robocopied all the data across from the old fileserver (2003 R2) including the profiles share. Then, when all the data was transferred I renamed the old fileserver and renamed the new fileserver to the same name as the old fileserver (don't ask, long story about many thousands of documents with embedded links). It all seems to work, no data lost and everyone can access the data as before.

    Now the problem. Two new people started on Monday and when they log on they get logged on with temporary profiles because the system can't find their local profiles (new users logging on for the first time). This happens with both XP and windows 7 pcs. It also seems that current users can log on to their own pcs as normal and the changes to the profile get saved to the new profiles share when logging off but cannot log on to another pc (where they have never logged on before) and have their profile (they get logged on with a temp profile).

    Any ideas as to why this is happening? Would it affect anything if the profiles were not on a domain controller? The old file server was a DC until it was demoted 2 weeks ago (the 1st attempt at transferring the data to the new file server).
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2011
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  2. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

    Do the new users have read capability on the profiles folder? If they couldn't read their profile from the server then the client would recreate a local profile each time (as in XP, not sure about 7).
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  3. Dwalf

    Dwalf New Member

    Sounds like a DC might still be looking to auth SID
    Have you tried rejoining the pc to the domain?
    Likely a AD issue
  4. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    Are the changes definitely being saved on the server when the users log off their regular PC?
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  5. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

    This is pointing a permissions issue as the users profile on the server might not have the correct access rights and permissions. The profile is loading a temp profile hence the no server copy of roaming profile error message doesn't appear when the users logs on to their computer.
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