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Can't copy a modified user profile back to the server [message #163336] Fri, 29 May 2009 06:21 Go to next message
zopz  is currently offline zopz  France
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Hi,
In our sbs domain I have a roaming profile user named "TempU" for our
temporary workers.
The profile is on a server share.
This has been working OK for years.
Now I have to make some changes, delete some printers and add some new ones.

AFAIK
the method is
Log in as TempU
Make the changes
Log out
Reboot (this is suggested in one profile troubleshooting article I read)
Log in as Admin
Go to System, Advanced, Profiles ..
Select the TempU profile
Copy it onto the Server share ...

But !! the copy button is grayed out.
What am I doing wrong?

TIA
zopz
Re: Can't copy a modified user profile back to the server [message #163337 is a reply to message #163336] Fri, 29 May 2009 07:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
news  is currently offline news  Switzerland
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"zopz" <zopz@zopzzopzzopz.net> wrote in message
news:egHHAdE4JHA.1716@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
> In our sbs domain I have a roaming profile user named "TempU" for our
> temporary workers.
> The profile is on a server share.
> This has been working OK for years.
> Now I have to make some changes, delete some printers and add some new
> ones.
>
> AFAIK
> the method is
> Log in as TempU
> Make the changes
> Log out
> Reboot (this is suggested in one profile troubleshooting article I read)
> Log in as Admin
> Go to System, Advanced, Profiles ..
> Select the TempU profile
> Copy it onto the Server share ...
>
> But !! the copy button is grayed out.
> What am I doing wrong?
>
> TIA
> zopz

The folder is currently locked. You will have to reboot the machine that
hosts it in order to unlock it.
Re: Can't copy a modified user profile back to the server [message #163347 is a reply to message #163337] Fri, 29 May 2009 10:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
zopz  is currently offline zopz  France
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Registered: May 2009
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> The folder is currently locked. You will have to reboot the machine that
> hosts it in order to unlock it.


Locked ??
Pliz what you mean "Locked ??"

zopz




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> "zopz" <zopz@zopzzopzzopz.net> wrote in message
> news:egHHAdE4JHA.1716@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>> In our sbs domain I have a roaming profile user named "TempU" for our
>> temporary workers.
>> The profile is on a server share.
>> This has been working OK for years.
>> Now I have to make some changes, delete some printers and add some new
>> ones.
>>
>> AFAIK
>> the method is
>> Log in as TempU
>> Make the changes
>> Log out
>> Reboot (this is suggested in one profile troubleshooting article I read)
>> Log in as Admin
>> Go to System, Advanced, Profiles ..
>> Select the TempU profile
>> Copy it onto the Server share ...
>>
>> But !! the copy button is grayed out.
>> What am I doing wrong?
>>
>> TIA
>> zopz
>
>
>
Re: Can't copy a modified user profile back to the server [message #163357 is a reply to message #163347] Fri, 29 May 2009 12:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
news  is currently offline news  Switzerland
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"zopz" <zopz@zopzzopzzopz.net> wrote in message
news:O6fOX2G4JHA.5444@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> The folder is currently locked. You will have to reboot the machine that
>> hosts it in order to unlock it.
>
>
> Locked ??
> Pliz what you mean "Locked ??"
>
> zopz

"Locked" means that Windows has not released some file, most likely
ntuser.dat.
Re: Can't copy a modified user profile back to the server [message #163374 is a reply to message #163336] Sat, 30 May 2009 01:54 Go to previous message
DaveMills  is currently offline DaveMills  United Kingdom
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Registered: July 2009
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It this a mandatory roaming profile? If not then you simply login and make the
changes then log out. However any of the Temp workers can also make the changes.
I would expect this to be a mandatory profile in which case you need to make it
a normal roaming profile first. You may find the \\server\Profiles\User folder
is also set to read only.

The way I do this is to have two accounts one which is mandatory for TempU and
one that is not mandatory called TempUsetup (or something). When I wish to alter
the mandatory profile I simple login in as TempUsetup and make the changes and
logout. Next login as Admin and using System Properties I copy the local
TempUsetup profile to \\server\profiles\TempU making sure to change the
permissions from TempUsetup to TempU. Lastly rename NTUSER.DAT to NTUSER.MAN


On Fri, 29 May 2009 12:21:36 +0200, "zopz" <zopz@zopzzopzzopz.net> wrote:

>Hi,
>In our sbs domain I have a roaming profile user named "TempU" for our
>temporary workers.
>The profile is on a server share.
>This has been working OK for years.
>Now I have to make some changes, delete some printers and add some new ones.
>
>AFAIK
>the method is
>Log in as TempU
>Make the changes
>Log out
>Reboot (this is suggested in one profile troubleshooting article I read)
>Log in as Admin
>Go to System, Advanced, Profiles ..
>Select the TempU profile
>Copy it onto the Server share ...
>
>But !! the copy button is grayed out.
>What am I doing wrong?
>
>TIA
>zopz
>
>
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Dave Mills
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