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    I have a server set up as a dns, dhcp, DC, and File Server. I recently purchased another server to be a second DC dns and dhcp server incase server one goes out or needs to be rebooted. I got everything set up on the second server and it hands out ip addresses and still gives client computers connection to the web if server one is turned off. However I am unable to load roaming profiles on it when server one is off. It says it cannot contact the domain controller and changed settings cannot be saved. I have both servers doing a Global catalog. Any ideas on what my problem is? I am running windows server 2003 r2 enterprise 64

    Thanks,

    John

  • #2
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    Where are your roaming profiles stored???

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    • #3
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      They are stored on server 1

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      • #4
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        Right and your wondering why clients can't gt access to roaming profiles if the server is turned off?????

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        • #5
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          Is there a way to put the user profiles on both servers? Sorry I have only been messing with servers for 2 weeks so my knowledge is very limited. I thought making a GC would replicate the files.

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          • #6
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            You need to set up DFS replication of the profile directory AND make sure the profiles point to the DFS root, not to an individual server

            GC replicates part of AD, but doesnt replicate anything else.

            In general, avoid full profile replication and look at redirection of critical elements (documents, desktop etc)
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              oh dear me some of these threads are making me chuckle recently.
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              • #8
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                Originally posted by tehcamel View Post
                oh dear me some of these threads are making me chuckle recently.
                He ain't doing too bad for someone who has "only been messing with servers for 2 weeks".

                Let's not go . Ta.
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                2 2 was 1 2.
                1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
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