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Microsoft® Windows® Group Policy Guide by William R. Stanek, Derek Melber, Darren Mar-Elia, The Microsoft Group Policy Team

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Configuring Roaming Profiles

Setting up roaming profiles is a multipart process. First you must configure a network share to use for storing the roaming profiles. Then you must configure user accounts to use a roaming profile rather than a standard local profile.

Configuring the Network Share for Roaming Profiles

The network share you use for roaming profiles can be on any server in the organization. However, a bit of planning should go into the rollout. Because profiles can be quite large, you typically don’t want users to have to retrieve or update profiles over remote networks. Many other factors go into this consideration, of course, such as whether you will also be redirecting user data folders, but you will typically want the profile server ...

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