Roaming Profiles Won't Roam

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 12 Sept. 2006 / Last Updated on 12 Sept. 2006]

How to troubleshoot roaming profiles that won't roam.

If you have implemented roaming user profiles on your network and the profiles aren't roaming properly, your users may have tried using the Encrypting File System (EFS) feature of NTFS to encrypt files in their My Documents folder. Unfortunately EFS is incompatibility with roaming profiles and will prevent them from working properly, and the solution is to instruct users not to use EFS in their My Documents folder.

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The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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