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.

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see .

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