I have a Win2k Server domain with a WinXP Pro SP2 notebook client that I am trying to get a mandatory roaming profile to work. When I log into the notebook with it connected or disconnected from the network with the NTUSER set to .DAT, I get the proper profile that is stored on the server. The profile shows up in the Documents and Settings, and everyone is happy.
When I log into the notebook with the NTUSER set to .MAN, I get the proper profile that is stored on the server, but only when I am connected to the network. When I am disconnected from the network, I get the error message: Event ID 1511 - "Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile, etc.," and the profile that was in the Documents and Settings that was created when connected to the network is now empty.
I checked registry and local group policies, and there is nothing enabled to delete roaming cache profiles, or anything of that sort.
I also created another .MAN profile and got the same results: profile works when connected to the network, does not see the local profile when not connected to the network so the notebook creates a temporary local profile.
Anyone have any ideas? I am at a lost.