Configure roaming profiles

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If you want to automatically make a user’s profile available when that user logs on to any computer on the network, you can configure roaming profiles through the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC snap-in. If you are configuring roaming profiles on Windows Server 2012, you can use the Active Directory Administration Center.

Steps
  1. On the Windows server, open the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC (or the Active Directory Administration Center on Windows 2012 and later servers).

  2. Locate the user for which you want to configure a roaming profile.

  3. Right-click the user and click Properties.

  4. On the Profile tab, enter the profile path to the share where you want to store the user’s roaming profile, followed by %username%.

    For example, a profile path might be the following: \\vs1.example.com\profiles\%username%. The first time a user logs in, %username% is replaced with the user’s name.

    Note

    In the path \\vs1.example.com\profiles\%username%, profiles is the share name of a share on storage virtual machine (SVM) vs1 that has Full Control rights for Everyone.

  5. Click OK.