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Chapter 30. Advanced User Account Manage... > Creating Roaming Profiles

30.3. Creating Roaming Profiles

A profile is a folder that contains all the settings pertaining to a user's working environment. By default, the profile is stored in the C:\Users directory in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2. Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003 stored them in C:\Documents and Settings, and Windows NT stored them in the \Windows\Profiles folder. A roaming profile is stored on the network instead of the local drive of the machine where the user logs in. However, it is cached locally by default. The advantage of a roaming profile is that a user can log in to any machine in the domain and have a consistent working environment. However, you have to watch out for the profile containing information that is specific to a computer, application, or operating system that won't apply to all machines that the user might log into.

A profile has two types of content:


  

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