Windows 10 - cannot change a profile from Roaming to Local on the client

Rohan B 6 Reputation points

Hello! I have a user who is unable to switch the profile on their notebook from roaming to local. He is running Windows 10 Ent. 2004. We do have his AD account set up with a roaming profile path as we do make use of roaming profiles in our organization for desktop PC users. He has both a desktop as well as a domain attached notebook. In the past, with Windows 7, I was able to set up a users' notebook to use a local profile, even when their AD account has a profile path indicated. Every time that I try and switch the profile to local and click OK, it sets back to roaming when I go back in to confirm the change.

Of course, this becomes an issue when the user takes the notebook offsite - whenever he logs on, he gets an error that the profile cannot be synchronized. We do want to maintain separate user profiles for notebooks and desktops.

Am I doing something wrong? Or have things changed with regards to profiles with Windows 10?

Thank you!

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  1. Tom Byrnes 11 Reputation points

    Vicky, the information provided didn't answer the question AT ALL.
    The OP was asking how to convert existing roaming profiles to local profiles, not how to deploy roaming profiles in an AD domain.
    Re-read the OP, and respond to it.
    I have the same problem.

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  2. Vicky Wang 2,636 Reputation points

    Hi,@Rohan B
    Thank you for posting in our forum,The general steps can be divided into these, each step has specific content, you can refer to the link below for specific operations
    Step 1: Enable the use of separate profile versionsB
    Step 2: Create a Roaming User Profiles security group
    Step 3: Create a file share for roaming user profiles
    Step 4: Optionally create a GPO for Roaming User Profiles
    Step 5: Optionally set up Roaming User Profiles on user accounts
    Step 6: Optionally set up Roaming User Profiles on computers
    Step 7: Optionally specify a Start layout for Windows 10 PCs
    Step 8: Enable the Roaming User Profiles GPO
    Step 9: Test Roaming User Profiles
    Hope this information can help you
    Best wishes

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  3. Vicky Wang 2,636 Reputation points

    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful. Please let us know if you would like further assistance.
    Best Regards,

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  4. Stephen Hendricks 1 Reputation point

    Start Button -> System Properties -> Scroll down to advanced system properties -> In the User Profiles section, click settings -> Select the profile, click change type

  5. Michael Malave 1 Reputation point

    I am having the same issue in my domain. Those who already had the profile set to local before upgrading still have it set. Anyone new can not switch profile from roaming to local on the laptops.


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