Roaming profile issues/folder redirection

yancy cabrera 0 Reputation points
2023-03-16T13:16:46.15+00:00

Hello All,

Running into a issues with several users and there user profiles and desktop folders. We just moved everyone's user profile from an old server to a new one. We applied folder redirection to each user and there user profiles, desktop and downloads folder is now pointing to the new server.

The old server recently went down due to a power outage and it seemed to affect certain users. When they logged in the next day after the outage it did the following:

Created a new profile, for example: there user profile which is shown in AD \server\folder\username\profile.v6

when they logged in it created \server\folder\username\profile.v6.v6

that's problem 1, I need there profile to be the original again. I ran gpresult /r and confirmed there roaming profile is now the new profile.

Problem 2 is that now there Desktop folder is pointing to the old server and I cant change the location so it can point back to the new server.

All other folders remained the same, they were not affected.

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  1. Limitless Technology 43,926 Reputation points
    2023-03-17T15:32:54.3733333+00:00

    Hello there,

    This might be due to the Locally cached copy of roaming profiles.

    To investigate a roaming profile load/unload issue you can enable userenv logging on a couple of clients' machines.

    This log will capture all the information ie what happens in the background when a profile is trying to load/unload. To understand how to review the userenv logs you can read the following blog post. One problem with Userenv logging, especially on a busy terminal server with lots of logon activity, is that the log is overwritten before you get a chance to find the useful information in it.

    Understanding How to Read a Userenv Log – Part 1 https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/ask-the-directory-services-team/understanding-how-to-read-a-userenv-log-8211-part-1/ba-p/395765

    Hope this resolves your Query !!

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