Roaming profile error

Microsoft Windows server 2003 r2 standar...
February 19, 2010 at 09:09:31
Specs: Windows 2003 R2 Server, XP clients, 2000 clients
I'm pretty sure this is not a server problem but it regards roaming profiles so people here will probably know how to fix it.

I am running Server 2003 R2. All my users have roaming profiles. The profiles went goofy about 6 weeks ago and I ended up rebuilding all of them in a new location. They work fine now with one exception.

Out of 60-some client computers, 1 one of them gives the following message when users try to logon to the network.

"You do not have permission to access your central profile located at \\server\profiles\username. Contact your network administrator."

It is impossible that they don't have permission to access their profile. I hand-created every single user's folder and assigned the permissions myself. The user is the owner of the folder and has Full Control permissions. Also, the users can logon to any other client computer (they run a mix of XP Pro or 2000) and it loads the roaming profile just fine so obviously they do have permissions to access their folder.

This particular client is running Windows 2000 (hey, we are a POOR school-it's a miracle we have computers at all).

I have tried going into the system properties on this client and deleting the profiles stored on the computer hoping to "reset" the client to get the profile from the server. All this does is change the error to something along the lines of "Can't locate the roaming profile. Will log in with a temporary profile that won't be saved."

Any ideas?

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March 12, 2010 at 07:48:32
You need to make sure the machine does not have a different GPO policy assigned.

Also check that you can connect to the UNC path to their profile through My Computer.... if this does not work then it may be a firewall issue....


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