Roaming profiles deleting themselves

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Windows 2000 Server
Hi All, I just wondered if anybody had experiance with roaming profiles deleting themselves. We have 40 xp pro clients and 1 windows 2000 server. Every so often, a user will log onto the domain and have files missing, these files are also missing on the server profile. I am thinking about reducing the number of users that have roaming profiles and make everyone possibile local with MY Documents and email redirected to a network share. Does this sound like a way forward as the roaming profiles seem to be hit and miss sometimes. Thanks in advance.

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We had big problems with a particular release of our workstation antivirus dvp software.

On Logoff the dvp would hold a lock on the NTUSER.DAT and NTUSER.LOG files meaning that they could not be copied back to the server.

If a user then logged back on the the same workstation, the roaming NTUSER.DAT could not be copied back to the workstation, as the most recent copy was still locked.

A reboot between logons got around the problem (not very good I know).

The issue has since been fixed in a subsequent release of our DVP – although we could have got around it by excluding NTUSER.DAT and .LOG files from being scanned.

If the problem is repeatable – I’d suggest turning off DVP and see if this fixed it. If so – compare your versions against workstations without the problem.

Size of roaming profile also had an effect.

We now redirect the MyDoc’s etc to a location under the users home directory.

We also prohibit the saving of anything other than shortcuts to the desktop.

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