Managing Profiles in Server 2008

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We have an active directory domain with several domain controllers. Many users (more than 100) and OUs exists within the forest. We have a single tree. Most of the users have roaming profiles created by my Systems Administrator .

Earlier we have set up a group policy for OUs preventing access to the desktop properties (except for HR OU). That works properly. We have an OU for HR people who have given some more advanced features and they need to do some modifications because we are providing HR services most of the time.  

They are using some fancy wallpapers etc. However we do not want to save any desktop settings after they log off (for that OU only. Others can't touch the properties). Since my Administrator is on a vacation I need to find a way to do the task my self. We are running Windows server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 client OSs. Hope techyv professionals will provide me a good solution.


Thank you!



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Managing Profiles in Server 2008


Yes. Here is the list

à Version 1 user profiles

1.      Windows 2000

2.       Windows XP

3.       Windows Server 2003

àVersion 2 user profiles

1.      Windows Vista

2.       Windows Server 2008

Due to the incompatibility between Version 1 user profiles and Version 2 user profiles , a new  user profile for roaming is created.The folder with V2   distinguishes from former user profiles. It should  be set for users that logon to Windows like  Vista  and Server 2008.

There is a default network profile in  “NETLOGON”  share . It is a default users profile template .It is  for domain users ( like the local default users profiles). For a general roaming profile

Follow the following steps

·         Prepare  roaming user profile

·         Log on to a Windows Server 2008 with a domain user account ( to produce a user profile)

·          Log off  computer.

·         Log on to  windows server 2008 with a domain administrator account.


  • 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 '\filesrvprofilesusername.v2'

Now ,  in Permitted to use , click on Change .

  •        Type the proper users/groups and then click on “OK”.
  •   Prepare the user Profile path setting
  • In the Active Directory Users , type  profile location  as   \filesrvprofilesusername .

Please give full  attention to the Event logs in Windows LogsàApplication. User Profile Service will  show the reason that why the roaming profile is not applied…




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