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Implementing Roaming User Profiles

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

You can reduce setup time, improve consistency, and simplify manageability of your user accounts by creating a default profile for each group of users, defined by their organizational function or role. For example, field engineers who primarily connect from remote locations and accountants who work exclusively on site are likely to benefit from different policy settings. You can start by customizing one profile to fit the general needs of users in a domain and then set the customized profile as the domain default user profile. Thereafter, you need only modify your default profile as needed for each group.

For information about deploying Roaming User Profiles on newer versions of Windows, see Deploy Folder Redirection, Offline Files, and Roaming User Profiles.