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"Windows cannot locate the server copy of your roaming profile"

"The roaming profile cannot be found"

Event ID 1521 - Description: Windows cannot locate the server copy of your roaming profile

 Symptoms: 1. When you use a roaming profile to log on to your wireless network from your Windows, you may receive the following error message:

Windows cannot locate the server copy of your roaming profile and is attempting to log you on with your local profile. Changes to the profile will not be copied to the server when you logoff. You may receive this error message because of network problems or insufficient security rights. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.

When you click Detail, you receive the following error message:

The network location cannot be reached. For information about network troubleshooting, see Windows Help.

2. If you are using an account that is configured to use a roaming profile or a non-local home folder, when you try to log on to a Windows client computer, you may receive the following error message:

Windows cannot locate the server copy of your roaming profile and is attempting to log you on with your local profile. Changes to the profile will not be copied to the server when you logoff. You may receive this error message because of network problems or insufficient security rights. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.

DETAIL - The network path was not found.

3. When you view the Userenv.log log file, you may see an Error 53 recorded.

4. When you log on to your network from a Windows, you receive an error message that is similar to the following: The roaming profile cannot be found.

Application Event Viewer has the Event ID: 1521 - Description: Windows cannot locate the server copy of your roaming profile and is attempting to log you on with your local profile. Changes to the profile will not be copied to the server when you logoff. Possible causes of this error include network problems or insufficient security rights. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.

DETAIL - Windows cannot find the network path. Verify that the network path is correct and the destination computer is not busy or turned off. If Windows still cannot find the network path, contact your network administrator.

Possible causes: 1. This problem may occur if you use NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) to connect to your network, and you have a roaming user profile.

2. This issue may occur if your roaming profile or home folder is located on a computer that has ICF turned on.

3. The user may not have necessary permissions to the user profile/

4. The workstation may have different time against the DC.

Resolutions: 1. Apply latest SP.

2. Make sure you have correct DNS settings and the workstation can access the computer where is roaming profile located.

3. Disable ICF on the computer that stores the user profile.

4. Move the user's roaming profile or home folder to a computer that has ICF disabled.

5. Check the user permissions to the user profile.

6. Make sure the workstation has correct time synchronized with the Domain Controller.

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