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  Working with Roaming User Profiles
Subject:   Roaming Profiles
Date:   2005-12-05 09:34:56
From:   colinodden
Response to: Roaming Profiles

I'm having the same experience (IE favorites not loading). We've got Win2k domain controllers, a mix of Windows 2000 and XP desktops, and roaming profiles stored on a samba server. I've been upgrading machines from 2000 to XP and on the user's first logon to the newly upgraded PC, some profile settings (desktop icons) load, but IE favorites (and desktop picture and some other things) don't.

I can see that the server copy is there. However, upon logout the old favorites are overwritten. We've been copying the user's profile to another location for the duration of the upgrade and putting files back later, but doing this for 200 users will be painful.