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  • Roaming Profile Corruption

    Hey guys,

    I was trying to find an answer to this everywhere, but I just can't.

    I am running AD on Server 2003 w/ Roaming Profiles.

    The workstations are from both WinNT and Windows XP.

    For some reason, the roaming profiles will randomly corrupt themselves. It has never happened to the same user twice, but it has happened to over 15 users over the past 2 months. The fix is simple, just delete the profile, and it will re-create itself. I have no problem with that part, I am just wondering what could possibly be doing the actual corrupting. I understand that sometimes they just become corrupt, but this seems a bit excessive.

    I have done a ton of research on it, and it appears the symptoms of corruption include caching. However, I can't disable this because over half of the users are on laptops, and are used off-site at home.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

  • #2
    Re: Roaming Profile Corruption

    do you use symantec as you're AV solution?
    Marcel
    Technical Consultant
    Netherlands
    http://www.phetios.com
    http://blog.nessus.nl

    MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
    "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

    "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
    "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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    • #3
      Re: Roaming Profile Corruption

      In my case, such behaviour happened when profiles became too big (more than 1GB).

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      • #4
        Re: Roaming Profile Corruption

        Yes, we do use Symantec as our AV Solution.

        As far as the size of the folders goes, it varies upon corruption. Only one of the corrupted folders was bigger than 1GB.

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        • #5
          Re: Roaming Profile Corruption

          do you use symantec version 10.1?
          There is a a couple of known issues about that.
          For example:
          http://entkb.symantec.com/security/o...708312648.html
          http://entkb.symantec.com/security/r...sultType=5000#
          Last edited by Dumber; 21st June 2007, 16:22.
          Marcel
          Technical Consultant
          Netherlands
          http://www.phetios.com
          http://blog.nessus.nl

          MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
          "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

          "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
          "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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