Roaming profiles accross different domains

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by nemmens, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. nemmens

    nemmens Guest


    Please help me to understand a problem I have.

    We have two domains and two separate physical sites. We have a lease line
    between the two. The two domains have a trust relationship setup.

    For Domain N, the profile shares are located at site N and they can roam
    form various PC's. All the PC's are members of domain N.

    So, a user is based in Domain N and wants to logon in the other office
    (office L) where the PC's are members of domain L but have logon to domain N
    as an option.

    The user enters his credentials and selects domain N from the list and logs
    on. He then gets "unable to load profile, network path not found" He
    cannot access his home directory or any of the network shares from domain N
    but he can create his mail profile from the exchange server in domain N.

    I don't understand why he cannot communicate to the profile server though.
    I can ping it from the domain L PC but not unc the profile share or any
    network shares.

    Any advice appreciated. I hope I've made myself clear enough.
    nemmens, Jul 15, 2008
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  2. Hello nemmens,

    Check out this policy "Allow Cross-Forest User Policy and Roaming User Profiles"
    under computer configuration, Administrative templates, system, Group policy.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber, Jul 15, 2008
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  3. nemmens

    nemmens Guest


    I have enabled that group policy setting on PC in domain L. When I trtied
    to logon to it though I still get cannot load profile, network path not

    Do I need to do anything with the permission on the storage server that
    holds the profiles?
    nemmens, Jul 15, 2008
  4. nemmens

    nemmens Guest

    Just to add closeure to this. As well as making the Group policy change a
    firewall exception also needed to be added from domain L so it could contact
    the profile server in domain N. It's all working now.
    nemmens, Jul 16, 2008
  5. Hello nemmens,

    Thanks for updating that you find it.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber, Jul 16, 2008
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