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Windows 7: Help with User Profiles in Windows Server 2008

26 Jan 2015   #31
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

So your saying some users this already works for or it no longer works for them now too? If it still works answer may lie in a script somewhere that is ran for them. You could write a script that would in theory when they logg out run and revert there desktop to a folder you have assigned, that is a dirty way to do it IMO and some of the places I have seen do this it seems 50/50 if it works.


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04 Feb 2015   #32
ITtechie7783

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Well i heard about it from an employee but have no verification that it works. This might explain things better though.

The former IT guy that was around before me had an organizational unit like i do with all the staff accounts in it. However where we differed is he had created the Student account in the pre-made Users folder instead of where i put the Student Account which is in my newly created organizational Unit called "Staff" (see prior post page 3 where i had pics). I just found this out today as i had access to one of his old servers and viewed his setup. I am starting to think that the simple fix may just be that i should not have put the Student account in the organizational unit folder i created and instead in that User folder. I am going to test it out next week and see if the issue is resolved ! I will post the details next week.
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04 Feb 2015   #33
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ITtechie7783 View Post
Well i heard about it from an employee but have no verification that it works. This might explain things better though.

The former IT guy that was around before me had an organizational unit like i do with all the staff accounts in it. However where we differed is he had created the Student account in the pre-made Users folder instead of where i put the Student Account which is in my newly created organizational Unit called "Staff" (see prior post page 3 where i had pics). I just found this out today as i had access to one of his old servers and viewed his setup. I am starting to think that the simple fix may just be that i should not have put the Student account in the organizational unit folder i created and instead in that User folder. I am going to test it out next week and see if the issue is resolved ! I will post the details next week.
Yeah let us know how it goes.
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04 Feb 2015   #34
ITtechie7783

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Yah i think i just solved the issue! See my main issue here was that for the Student Account, i don't care if its a roaming profile. All accounts in my "Staff" Organizational Unit are setup as roaming profiles. However, i had also put the Student Account in there. So, lets say some student throws a pile of junk on a desktop while logged in to student. Of course on another machine that junk will be on another client machine if Student logs in. I don't need the Student Accounts to sync amongst all the client machines so that may solve my issue. However, i still cant figure out why with roaming profile accounts, if you have many users logging in and out why they still can't delete anything off the Student desktop without it coming back at next login. I am wondering if this is somehow a corruption issue or if there is a lingering machine in the school still logged in to the Student account at the time i try to delete stuff off the desktop?

So i think the issue must be with creating a roaming profile where multiple users will be logged in at the same time on different machines? It has to be since all my other accounts in the Staff folder can delete off the desktop fine, however they aren't logged in to multiple machines at the same time. Maybe this is where my issue occurs. Not totally sure though. This should also solve my issue with locking down the desktop as well since if i create my new Student account in the Users folder and not as a roaming profile, i should then be able to work properly with group policy as well i suspect
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04 Feb 2015   #35
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

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Yeah it sounds like you have someone staying logged in that keeps really caching your profile on the server syncing with it. I can't remember the command and can't look it up atm but if you can find it it will let you push all users of that account to logg out.
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08 Feb 2015   #36
ITtechie7783

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks. Yah and the Student account doesnt need to be a roaming profile anyway so i am going to create a new account and leave it local. As long as they can save documents to the server thats all they need.
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