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Windows 7: Windows 7 + Active Directory + Roaming Data

20 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 + Active Directory + Roaming Data

Hey, I'm about to pull my hair out. Perhaps you could help me.

I'm in an Active Directory environment with Windows XP machines running roaming profiles. We're upgrading to Windows 7 machines, and this begins the problem. I've joined the Windows 7 machines to the domain, and they allow users to log on, but migrating their profiles is not working properly.

I've attempted to deploy four machines so far. On two of them, I got the profiles to work. They don't work as they used to, where a local folder would be synced to the server; now the folders are accessed directly from the server, thus syncing is not necessary (ie. My Documents = \\main_server\User_Profiles\user\My Documents). I don't mind this at all, it's great.

The problem is getting Windows 7 to freaking do this. The users can always login, the question is whether the old profile data (Desktop/My Documents/etc...) loads. One machine worked with no hitches. Another required three reboots to migrate the profile settings. Now, the other two machines I'm using just create a blank profile and no amount of reboots make the profile convert. I don't see any difference in how I deployed the machines.

My question is how can I make the remaining Windows 7 machines convert their profile settings without infinite reboots and making myself bald?


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