Profiles Gpo How To Create Roaming Windows User

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How to create “Roaming Windows User
Profiles” GPO
When using roaming user profiles, a copy of the profile is downloaded from
the server to the Windows domain member when a user logs into. Until the
user logs out, all settings are stored and updated in the local copy. During
log out, the profile is uploaded to the server

1. Install RSAT in Windows 10
● Log in to Windows 10 with an administrator account

● Open the Settings app by pressing WIN+I

● Click Apps in the Settings app

● On the Apps & features screen, click Manage optional features

● On the Manage optional features screen, click + Add a feature

● On the Add a feature screen, scroll down the list of available features until
you find RSAT. The tools are installed individually, so select the one you
want to add and then click Install

After a few minutes, the RSAT tool you selected will be installed on your device

2. Go to ----> Storage and create Drive

It will automatically be map to the domain with “Authenticated users”
permissions. Is equal “Everyone in domain”
Note: Do not forget, most domain objects must have unique names

For example: “Roaming_Profiles”
3. Connect to RSAT as domain_admin or user that can edit GPOs
4. Open the Group Policy Management Console

5. Right-click to your AD domain and select Create a GPO in this domain, and Link
it here

6. Enter a name for the GPO, such as “Roaming Windows User Profiles”. The new
GPO is shown below the domain entry

7. Right-click the newly-created GPO and select Edit to open the Group Policy
Management Editor

8. Navigate to the Computer Configuration → Policies → Administrative Templates →
System → User Profiles entry

9. Double-click the Set roaming profile path for all users logging onto this computer
policy to edit:
10. Enable the policy and set the profile path. For example:
11. Windows replaces the %USERNAME% variable with the user name during login. Set
the path without trailing backslash

12. If you would like to set up GPO for several Workstations, you need to create a group

For example: "roaming"
13. At the Group Policy Management Editor remove “Authenticated Users” and add a
newly created group

14. Next, assign desired computers to the roaming group. Open “Active Directory User
and Computers”. Find the group “roaming” right-click and select “Properties”. Click
“Object Types” to show computers and add them

15. Click “OK”, “Advanced” and “Find Now”

16. Close the Group Policy Management Editor and Active Directory User and
Computers. The GPOs are automatically saved on the Sysvol share on the domain
controller (DC)

NOTE: Windows periodically refreshes group policy settings throughout the network. On
client computers, this is done by default every 90 minutes, with a randomized offset of plus
or minus 30 minutes. When you make a change to a group policy, you may need to wait two
hours (90 minutes plus a 30 minute offset) before you see any changes on the client
computers. Even then, some changes will not take effect until after a reboot of the

If you need to make the change right away, use the following command to start the updating
/force gpupdate
This command compares the currently active GPO to the GPO on the domain controllers

If there has been no change since the last time the GPO was applied, the GPO is skipped

If Windows accepts the request, the following message will be displayed:
Policy Revision..

The update to the User Policy has been completed successfully

The computer policy update was successful

In addition, depending on the operating system version, Windows creates separate profile
folders for each user in order to support Windows version-specific features

Profiles in Version 2 and later append the.V* suffix to the user's profile folder

Here are the following Windows profile versions:
Windows Client Windows Server OS Profile Example Profile
OS Version Version Suffix Folder Name
Windows NT 4.0 - Windows NT Server 4.0 - none user
Windows Vista Windows Server 2008
Windows 7 Windows Server 2008 R2 V2 user.V2
Windows 8.0 - 8.1* Windows Server 2012 - 2012 V3 user.V3
Windows 8.1* Windows Server 2012 R2* V4 user.V4
Windows 10 (1507 Windows Server 2016 V5 user.V5
to 1511)
Windows 10 (1607 V6 user.V6
and later)

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to create a roaming profile?

To create a new Roaming user profile:

  • From the DragonBar, select Settings>Profile>New User Profile. The New User Wizard opens.
  • Click Next.
  • Specify a name for the Roaming user profile.
  • Select the Master Roaming user profile storage location from the drop-down list. For more information, see Prerequisites.
  • Continue through the New User Wizard as you would for non-Roaming user profiles. ...

How to setup roaming profile?

  • Configure Windows to maintain separate profile versions for each operating system version. ...
  • Use Folder Redirection to store user files such as documents and pictures outside of user profiles. ...
  • Allocate sufficient storage for Roaming User Profiles. ...

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How to enable roaming profile?

Step-by-Step guide to enable Enterprise State Roaming with Azure Active Directory

  1. Log in to Azure Portal as a Global Administrator
  2. Go to Azure Active Directory

    How to disable roaming profile?

    How do I turn off roaming profiles?

    1. Right click the user account in Active Directory
    2. Click on properties
    3. Click on the profile tab
    4. Where it says "user profile path" just take out the unc path that is in