Strange - Roaming Profile Issue


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John J. Rambone

I have a server (server1) that is supposed to hold the terminal server
roaming profiles:

\\server1\TS_Profiles$\%username% is set in the AD Users and computers under
terminal service profile

What I'm seeing is that my 3 Citrix servers are not using that path, instead
the 3 citrix servers have a copy of the path on the root of the C: Drive
Citrix1 C: -> Folder = Server1, subfolder = TS_profiles$, subfolder =
username. I can see the date on the users folder update with the current
date when the profile is used, but I have no idea why this is happening.

On a user account I removed the path from AD and deleted every profile on
the local disk and on the share path. When I put in the path again in the
terminal server profile = \\server1\TS_profiles$\username it does not create
the folder for the user even after they login to the Citrix.

This whole thing stopped working when I moved my servers to a new subnet.
Since the date of the move the profiles on the share path have never updated
and are being stored on the root of the C: Drive of the local TS server with
the exact directory structure of the share path. It is very strange.

Any help would be great.
 
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Vera Noest [MVP]

Have you checked if the UNC path can be resolved?
When you are logged in to the TS, can you manually connect to the
folder, with net use X: \\server1\TS_Profiles$\%username% ?
 
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John J. Rambone

Yes, UNC resolves, permission are set to Full control (testing purposes). I
deleted the folder for the administrator
account from the TS_Profiles folder on server1, because I was hoping it
would get recreated once I logged on again, but it will not recreate the
folder (I also took out the path in User Manager and let AD replicate and
put the path back in and still will not create a folder. Maybe I'll try and
new share and path name and see it will make a folder then. I've never seen
anything like this before.
 
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John J. Rambone

I went the User Manager and changed the TS profile to point to a new Share
\\server1\ts_proflies2$\administrator
and now I have a folder on the C: drive of the terminal server called
ts_profiles2 under the server1 folder.

Citrix1 C: Folder Server1, subfolder ts_proflies and ts_profiles2,
subfolder administator with the recent time and date.
 
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Vera Noest [MVP]

This sounds really weird, and I have no idea what causes this.
I assume that there is nothing in the EventLog?
I'd call Microsoft support.
 
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John J. Rambone

I made a share on a different server and it made a folder with the server
name on the c: drive.
I must agree, I think a call to M$ is in order.

Thank You
 
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John J. Rambone

Always remember to type WACK! WACK! \\
insteand of Wack! \

I had only one \ in front of the server name in the profile field.
 
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Vera Noest [MVP]

Aaaah! Such a small mistake! Wouldn't it be nice if computers were
a bit more intelligent, and understood what you obviously meant
:)
Anyway, I'm glad you solved it, and thanks for reporting back
here!

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Vera Noest
MCSE, CCEA, Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
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