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Constant profile corruption

16 years 8 months ago #23582 by necronian
We recently took over a network with an ailing server and a number of Windows 2000 workstations. After a few conversations, the customer elected to upgrade their server to a new box with Standard Server 2003.

The new server was built by Dell preloaded with the OS. We implemented a new AD, with a fresh built domain and joined all the workstations to the domain, with minimal issue. Only two applications run on the server, an anti-virus and the company's chosen financial software.

Since that time (a good 7 or 8 months ago) a handful of the workstations have begun randomly corrupting their profile, causing us to either rebuild said profile, or repair the connection to the profile via registry editing. Examining the event logs of these workstations give us no clear reason why this is happening. One workstation in particular has now corrupted its user's profile three times.

We are stumped, and clearly ignorant as to what is happening. Naturally, the customer's first inclination is to blame the new server (since the issue coincides with the new server's arrival.) I'm hoping it's a case of us not being able to see the forest for the trees and that someone else may have encountered this issue already.
16 years 8 months ago #23584 by skepticals
I'm not sure right off hand...

Were you using roaming profiles before the new server was implemented? Did you perform a direct upgrade or was this an additional server?
16 years 8 months ago #23586 by necronian
No, roaming profiles was not implemented, and did not exist before.

The new server was a factory build, and the domain was completely rebuilt as well (with a different domain name to boot.) This server replaced the old DC completely.
16 years 8 months ago #23587 by skepticals
What were the general steps taken to setup the roaming profiles?

You setup a share on the DC to house the profiles. Set permissions on the folder. Then put the path \\server\profiles\userx in the User's profile path?

Are you using folder redirection too?
16 years 8 months ago #23600 by necronian
Actually, there were no steps taken. We didn't set up roaming profiles at all.

Also, there are no folder redirections. There is a share for the application, but no folder redirections in the normal sense.
16 years 8 months ago #23602 by skepticals
No steps taken? How so? Were they already setup?
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