Roaming Userprofiles

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Denis Beuermann, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. Hi NG,

    I have a question and hope you can answer it. I have a small network with 15
    users. The users have roaming profiles on one DC. The profiles should
    replicate to another DC via dfs. If I configure the dfs root and one link
    with target to the second DC the first DC move all files located in the
    userprofiles folder to a subfolder ntfrs__pre__existing___files. In this
    folder all profiles are available. But why only in the
    ntfrs__pre__existing___files folder?


    Situation with one server


    Situation with two servers connected via dfs

    \\server \profiles\ntfrs__pre__existing___files\user1

    Why move the server the files in this strange subfolder?


    Denis Beuermann
    Denis Beuermann, Jun 23, 2004
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  2. Denis Beuermann

    Meier Rudolf Guest

    When a replication starts for the first time, the system doesn't know where
    the data is that it has to replicate. In your case it replicated from the
    new server to the old one. So that's the wrong way. I didn't find a solution
    how to prevent this. But now you should move all the files from
    ntfrs_pre_existing to the original folder. Then the system starts the
    By the way... the system says, that it can delete the files in the
    ntfrs_pre_existing folder at any time. So you bether should do it soon.

    Meier Rudolf, Jun 23, 2004
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  3. Thank you very much. Your solution works. The only problem I get is that I
    have no permissions to copy the profiles. But I can restore all data from
    Backup tape without have permissions to the single user folders.

    Denis Beuermann, Jun 24, 2004
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