Network user's profiles being created as local profiles on the DC

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Kelly, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. Kelly

    Kelly Guest


    This is an odd one..
    My PDCe is showing a local user profile for almost every user on my network.
    They appear both within the System Properties ->Advanced->User Profiles as
    well as each has a folder within the C:\Documents and Setting\ .
    I know for a fact that these users have never logged into the server
    locally. We are redirecting the user's My Documents folder (to
    D:\Home\%username%) via GPO but are not using roaming profiles. These odd
    local profiles have a folder structure containing at the root "Application
    Data", "Cookies", "Local Settings", as well as "NTUser.dat" and
    "NTUser.dat.log". the size of each profile is approx 220KB.

    The only way ive found so far to recreate the issue is to open Word, logged
    on a PC as one of the network users, and save-as a doc into the redirected My
    Documents folder.

    We are in a Native 2003 domain and the affected clients are both WinXP and

    Thank you for any insight you may have on this! :)

    Kelly, Dec 11, 2007
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  2. Kelly

    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <> Kelly
    Any chance you're using EFS? If so, this is apparently a side-effect of
    the way EFS keys are stored.
    DevilsPGD, Dec 11, 2007
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  3. Kelly

    Kelly Guest

    Thank you for your response!
    Hmm well we do have an EFS certicate in our default GPO..though i cant find
    any folders which are set to use EFS. To test though i created a new OU & GPO
    (with my docs redirection) and placed my test user & PC into it and then
    disabled the default GPO inheritance...but the same local profile thing

    I'm fairly new to this company so I'm still discovering interesting configs
    that were done. :) I will talk to the other IT people here to see if they
    any history on the EFS setup, when they are in tommorrow.

    Any other ideas? or anything specific with EFS that i should look at which i
    havent mentioned/overlooked?

    Thank you,
    Kelly, Dec 12, 2007
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