LKBEN10791: How to disable roaming profiles


On a certain Workstation or Server / Terminalserver no roaming profiles are wanted


Some machines are used for specific reasons and funcitonality can be corupted by Usersettings in a server based Userprofile


To disable roaming (server based) profiles on a certain machine, define a Group Policy Object or a local Policy (gpedit.msc) with the following Policy activated:

Computerconfiguration --> Administrative Templates --> System --> Userprofiles --> Only allow local profiles

Make sure that this policy is applied correctly to this machine and take care of your local profiles. If a certain number of users is exceeded, you might want to apply another policy in the same folder:

"delete cached copies of roaming profiles"


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.