Create Roaming Profiles in Windows Active Directory

Roaming profile allows user to logon to any computer in their organization and have all their personal files and setting apply to that computer. It is a powerful feature and it is easy to setup. Let's get started!!

Step 1:

Create a folder on your local hard drive

Create a folder on your Windows hard drive

Step 2:

Right click the folder you created in step 1 and scroll down its menu. Click

Properties

Open properties

Step 3:

Open the sharing tab and click

Advanced Sharing

Open advanced sharing tab

Step 4:

Check the

Share this Folder

and click on

Permissions

Click on Permissions button

Step 5:

Choose Everyone from Group or user names and click

Remove

. Click

Add

Click on the Add button

Step 6:

Search authenticated users and select when found. Click

OK

Search for authenticated users

Step 7:

Allow full control by checking the check boxes and click

Apply

. Click

OK

Allow full control to the user

Step 8:

Copy the network path of this folder and click

Close

Copy the network path

Step 9:

Open Server manager dashboard and click

Tools

. Scroll down the menu and click

Active Directory Users and Computers

Open tools in server manager

Step 10:

select all users you would like their roaming profile to be created. Right-click and scroll down the menu. Click

Properties

Select all users that you want to create a roaming profile for

Step 11:

Open

Profile

tab and check the profile path text box. Provide the network path of folder you copied in step 8. It should be in format \\<MachineName>\<FolderName>\%username%. Click OK and you are done creating roaming profile for active directory users

Set the network path in the profile

You are done setting up roaming profile in active directory domain services. Congrats! Read our next tutorial on creating home folder for your active directory users.

How to Create Roaming Profile in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012 R2

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