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05-06-2002, 09:01 PM
Our office currently has around 10 PC's (with OS's ranging from Win98 to WinXP) connected to our Win2000 Professional server computer (currently just for file/printer access) via a BNC network.

At present staff can login to the server to gain access to its files, but when they shift to a different workstation their profiles do not follow them around (we have over 20 staff who have usernames/passwords setup on the server).

I have searched high and low for a simple way to enable roving profiles (ie: avoiding hacking the registry)... but have had no luck so far...

All of the solutions I've found on Microsoft's website seem to require the network to be set up with a domain -- our network is currently set up for 'workgroups'.

I would be keen to hear feedback on this quandary...

05-06-2002, 09:44 PM
Follow MS solution - you'll have less grief later on.

If you are not sure of the difference between a domain and a workgroup, be prepared for either some long winded answers or to spend some money to be trained or to get someone in to do it for you.

05-06-2002, 11:44 PM
Hello Max Smith,

Can you able to read newsgroups? Im not sure if u only use the internet at work or at home? If u can...post this problem scenario u have in this newsgroup...alt.certification.mcse...where MCSE stands for microsoft certified systems engineer...i think you will get answers if u post this scenario u have in this newsgroup.

Jim Q.

06-06-2002, 11:12 AM
Wrong - the centralised administration and security of a domain supports roaming profiles.

Workgroups, because they are peer to peer, have decentralised administration and security which do not support roaming profiles.

Roaming profiles require the centralised administration - reflected by forced logons - since the profile is stored on a server and loaded each time the user logs on. The profile is not (usually) stored on the client machine.
Logons are not required in a peer to peer network and security is weak on Win9x machines unless the system administrator has modified user and machine policies.



Btw - roving profiles relate to email profiles

06-06-2002, 11:16 AM
Wrong - the centralised administration and security of a domain supports roaming profiles.

Workgroups, because they are peer to peer, have decentralised administration and security which do not support roaming profiles.

Roaming profiles require the centralised administration - reflected by forced logons - since the profile is stored on a server and loaded each time the user logs on. The profile is not (usually) stored on the client machine.
Logons are not required in a peer to peer network and security is weak on Win9x machines unless the system administrator has modified user and machine policies.



Btw - roving profiles relate to email profiles

06-06-2002, 11:19 AM
Wrong - the centralised administration and security of a domain supports roaming profiles.

Workgroups, because they are peer to peer, have decentralised administration and security which do not support roaming profiles.

Roaming profiles require the centralised administration - reflected by forced logons - since the profile is stored on a server and loaded each time the user logs on. The profile is not (usually) stored on the client machine.
Logons are not required in a peer to peer network and security is weak on Win9x machines unless the system administrator has modified user and machine policies.



Btw - roving profiles relate to email profiles

06-06-2002, 11:20 AM
Wrong - the centralised administration and security of a domain supports roaming profiles.

Workgroups, because they are peer to peer, have decentralised administration and security which do not support roaming profiles.

Roaming profiles require the centralised administration - reflected by forced logons - since the profile is stored on a server and loaded each time the user logs on. The profile is not (usually) stored on the client machine.
Logons are not required in a peer to peer network and security is weak on Win9x machines unless the system administrator has modified user and machine policies.



Btw - roving profiles relate to email profiles

06-06-2002, 11:25 AM
Wrong - the centralised administration and security of a domain supports roaming profiles.

Workgroups, because they are peer to peer, have decentralised administration and security which do not support roaming profiles.

Roaming profiles require the centralised administration - reflected by forced logons - since the profile is stored on a server and loaded each time the user logs on. The profile is not (usually) stored on the client machine.
Logons are not required in a peer to peer network and security is weak on Win9x machines unless the system administrator has modified user and machine policies.



Btw - roving profiles relate to email profiles

06-06-2002, 11:36 AM
Wrong - the centralised administration and security of a domain supports roaming profiles.

Workgroups, because they are peer to peer, have decentralised administration and security which do not support roaming profiles.

Roaming profiles require the centralised administration - reflected by forced logons - since the profile is stored on a server and loaded each time the user logs on. The profile is not (usually) stored on the client machine.
Logons are not required in a peer to peer network and security is weak on Win9x machines unless the system administrator has modified user and machine policies.



Btw - roving profiles relate to email profiles