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Roaming Profiles are not applied

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Environment

Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 2008 R2
Windows 2012

Situation

After configuring a Windows workstation to use roaming profiles where the profile resides on a Novell file server volume, the profile is not copied to workstation when the user logs on.

Resolution

Two policies affect this behavior, "Allow Roaming User Profile Paths to non-Windows Servers" (CompatibleRUPSecurity) and "Do Not Detect Slow Network Connections" (SlowLinkDetectEnabled).

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"CompatibleRUPSecurity"=dword:00000001

This policy enables or disables the Windows 'Do not check for user ownership of Roaming Profile Folders' policy. By default, Windows attempts to enhance profile security by checking the permissions on a remote roaming profile directory. But the check is performed in a Windows-specific manner, and this fails when the roaming profile path is to a Novell or other non-Windows-compatible resource. Setting this parameter to 'On' allows roaming profile paths to Novell and other non-Windows servers by disabling this Windows-specific security check. Note this policy is defined and controlled by Windows and not the Novell Client, so group policies and other Windows management tools may also set or change this policy ('CompatibleRUPSecurity').


[[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System]
"SlowLinkDetectEnabled"=dword:00000000

This policy enables or disables the Windows 'Do Not Detect Slow Network Connections' policy. By default, Windows attempts to optimize performance by not loading the roaming profile if a slow link is found. But the check is performed in a Windows-specific manner, and this fails when the roaming profile path is to a Novell or other non-Windows-compatible resource. Enabling this policy by setting the value to '0' allows roaming profile paths to Novell and other non-Windows servers by disabling this Windows-specific performance check. Note this policy is defined and controlled by Windows and not the Novell Client, and is set by using group policies and other Windows management tools. See Microsoft TechNet article SlowLinkDetectEnabled.

Additional Information

See TID 7013440, "Roaming profile fails to copy down at login after applying Windows XP SP1 or Windows 2000 SP4."

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  • Document ID:7013448
  • Creation Date:14-OCT-13
  • Modified Date:23-DEC-13
    • NovellClient

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