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  • Hi you all,

    From the mcsa newsgroup I found this forums.
    So I am new and please can anyone point me where there is an solution about a problem 

    We (students) are prepairing for 70-290.
    We built a test environment with a DC and test XP client.
    Logged in on DC as Administrator
    We did the following (by the book)
    - created a profile folder and shared this
    - created a home folder and shared this
    - Created a test user
    - modified the profile path: \\server\profile\%username% (no problems... yet)
    - modified the home folder path: ... yes a problem

    The first problem was the following message:
    The \\servername\home\%username% home folder was not created because you do nat have create access....
    We logged on the xp client with the test user.
    The following problem was that the profile cannot be found, alse no local account found.

    We double checked the shared folders and noticed that the shares were not configured right.
    We gave all user full access.
    "No problems" when logging back on the xp-client.
    Changed some setting an d logged of (no problems).

    On the server we tried to access the the profile and home folders.
    Hey, they are empty.

    We heard from an other student that ther was a bug and Microsoft is aware of that bug.
    I am using second edition and did not come accross such  information.

    Can anyone tell where I can find more about this problem.
    Is there a threat somewhere?

    Please we are stuck right now.

    Thanks in advance
    Charly Bronz
    Saturday, October 25, 2008 12:28 AM

Answers

  •  

    Thanks for the information.

    Unfortunately this was not the solution.

    1) when I tried the first solution, and logged on, made changes and logged off,
    the folder could not be accessed by the administrator,
    so it not clear if information is written in the profile folder of the user
    and the security of the folder has been changed
    2) I think because I have Servicepack 2 installed, the information on the microsoft site is outdated;
    when I downloaded and try to run the exe, I got a message saying I am using old software

    But I did found a solution (do not know if this is the way to do this, but it solved the problem)!
    by creating a profile template account,
    log on the server with the new account,
    change some settings (wallpaper,shortcuts on desktop)
    log out
    logon as administrator
    go to system properties/advanced tab
    select the profile created with the template account
    copy this to the profile folder of the user in \\server\profile\%username% folder
    use the permitted to use section, click change and enter the username
    In AD enter the profile path for the user

    logon with this useraccount on your workstation,
    change some settings, wallpaper, and shortcuts on the desktop and logoff

    when you logon as user, you noticed that changed settings are reloaded.

    Anyway, thanks for your support

    • Marked as answer by Ken Rosen_MS Monday, November 10, 2008 3:18 PM
    Sunday, October 26, 2008 11:53 PM

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  • This happens sometimes when you use the %username% syntax. Try using the username you created. If that does not work, try creating the share on the server first. This is a documented issue and can be researched (and fixed) by visiting: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824688
    Michael D. Alligood,
    MCITP, MCTS, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+, Network+

    The I.T. Classroom Blog
    Start. Research. Plan. Perform. End. Test. Evaluate.
    Saturday, October 25, 2008 12:52 AM
  •  

    Thanks for the information.

    Unfortunately this was not the solution.

    1) when I tried the first solution, and logged on, made changes and logged off,
    the folder could not be accessed by the administrator,
    so it not clear if information is written in the profile folder of the user
    and the security of the folder has been changed
    2) I think because I have Servicepack 2 installed, the information on the microsoft site is outdated;
    when I downloaded and try to run the exe, I got a message saying I am using old software

    But I did found a solution (do not know if this is the way to do this, but it solved the problem)!
    by creating a profile template account,
    log on the server with the new account,
    change some settings (wallpaper,shortcuts on desktop)
    log out
    logon as administrator
    go to system properties/advanced tab
    select the profile created with the template account
    copy this to the profile folder of the user in \\server\profile\%username% folder
    use the permitted to use section, click change and enter the username
    In AD enter the profile path for the user

    logon with this useraccount on your workstation,
    change some settings, wallpaper, and shortcuts on the desktop and logoff

    when you logon as user, you noticed that changed settings are reloaded.

    Anyway, thanks for your support

    • Marked as answer by Ken Rosen_MS Monday, November 10, 2008 3:18 PM
    Sunday, October 26, 2008 11:53 PM