Domain User Profile: Temporary Profile in use



  • I have run into an issue I am having trouble resolving.

    User has a primary computer he uses, and where his main profile is. But when he goes to another computer and logs in, his profile is not downloading.

    I have gone through this several times and have yet to resolve it. I've followed several suggestions of deleting the Profiles, moving the profiles, RegEdit and end up with them result.

    What other suggestions are there to resolve this?



  • So you're using roaming profiles, and you've confirmed his account is enabled to roam? Some old Documentation



  • Does it take an extraordinarily long time when he logs into a computer for the first time and then it fails? I've had this on our network before with large profiles and crummy / saturated network.



  • Well - maybe a folder issue.

    Just located a 30GB folder sitting on his desktop in his profile.



  • Large profiles have always been the bane of RP. I had a user who had a 110GB profile, and bitched and moaned when she we jump on someone else's computer "real quick" and wonder why it took an hour to load.



  • Many people don't realize what 'DESKTOP' really means. For years I have used the analogy of a physical desk and several filing cabinets.

    Power on your computer, and if you have a 30GB folder, is like emptying a four drawer filing cabinet unto your 24" by 36" desk and then trying to work. You can't effectively work with all that crap on your desk. Especially if you are working with three or four spreadsheets.

    get the crap off your desktop. That is what the server is for.


  • Banned

    Turn off roaming profiles, and use folder redirection (and offline files if needed). Roaming profiles always have issues.



  • @JasonNM said:

    Turn off roaming profiles, and use folder redirection (and offline files if needed). Roaming profiles always have issues.

    Folder redirection has its own issues. It will really be situational. I do generally go with folder redirection first too though.



  • @JaredBusch said:

    @JasonNM said:

    Turn off roaming profiles, and use folder redirection (and offline files if needed). Roaming profiles always have issues.

    Folder redirection has its own issues. It will really be situational. I do generally go with folder redirection first too though.

    You can use both in this case, Roaming and folder redirection.



  • @Dashrender said:

    You can use both in this case, Roaming and folder redirection.

    And then the poor guy will have to deal with 2 systems playing hell.



  • @JaredBusch said:

    @Dashrender said:

    You can use both in this case, Roaming and folder redirection.

    And then the poor guy will have to deal with 2 systems playing hell.

    I didn't seem to have that issue when using both. The biggest issue I see/run into are huge amounts of data on the desktop. Since it wants to sync that data local even on redirected folders, it's a network drain.



  • I woudl recommend renaming the User's profile folder on all computers that they use. Then on Start -> Run -> SystemPropertiesAdvanced go in and delete the user profiles under the "User Profiles" settings area... and then have them do a fresh login.

    Yes, it will take a while, and you'll likely need to reconfigure Outlook and other apps... but that should fix thde problem.



  • Is the user still having a problem? I thought it caused by the 30 GB of files on their desktop - which wouldn't be solved by deleting the profile.



  • I've never had problems with users with big profiles hosing the system... (maybe I'm just fortunate)



  • @dafyre said:

    I've never had problems with users with big profiles hosing the system... (maybe I'm just fortunate)

    I'm sure they're not hosed.. just take forever when logging in the first time they do so to a new computer.

    and how big are you talking? 2-3 gigs? He said this user had 30+ GB on their desktop.



  • I've only seen one top 30 gigs...I think it was 50 gigs... This guy had 20 years worth of emails and documents...It took his computer almost 2 days to log in (fortunately, we had it in the IT shop for that, lol) on a 100 meg network. Talk about slow... We upgraded to 1gig later that year.

    The average profile size at that place was ~10 to 15 GB.



  • @dafyre said:

    I've only seen one top 30 gigs...I think it was 50 gigs... This guy had 20 years worth of emails and documents...It took his computer almost 2 days to log in (fortunately, we had it in the IT shop for that, lol) on a 100 meg network. Talk about slow... We upgraded to 1gig later that year.

    The average profile size at that place was ~10 to 15 GB.

    Was that mostly PST's? did they have a lot of PST corruption?



  • @Dashrender No... This guy was hung on Netscape Communicator (this was long after Netscape shutdown too... ugh. He did have a few corrupted messages, but very very few considering the number and size of his emails. (At least 20GB of his was emails).

    It just took him forever to get logged in to a new computer the first time.



  • huh, I didn't know netscrape did email.



  • @Dashrender said:

    huh, I didn't know netscrape did email.

    It was pretty big, once upon a time. A long, long time ago.



  • @Dashrender Eons ago... http://sillydog.org/narchive/full4.php

    It was actually pretty good too...