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Local Admin Rights with Roaming Profile

Q: Local Admin Rights with Roaming Profile

Hi guys,

This is driving me crazy. I just implemented roaming profiles, but now my users are having issues because some of our applications require local admin rights. Also, we allow them to install software as needed.

Is there a way I can give the users Local Administrator rights either using a logon script or any other way?

Thanks for the help,
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A:Local profile data not saved locally - roaming profile

The reason this is happening is that he is part of a domain likely, and when you are away from the network the computer cannot login into the Domain. He will have to switch his profile to local.
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A:Assign Local Admin Rights without local Admin Group

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A:Creating another profile with Admin rights deleted other.

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A:Admin rights to local machine

What type of network is it?

Peer-To-Peer, or are you using a domain?
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A:i have no domain admin rights on local computer

Quote: Originally Posted by nettmester

My computer is member of "Domain Computers".
My domain account is member of "administrator".
When i logg into my computer with my domain user account i have although NOT administrator priviligies.

ex: i get this message when run: devmgmt.msc:
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What can i do to get admin rights.
I will do everything to avoid logging in to local computer with local user.

Hi NM,

If your the domain administrator, make sure the existing domain group policy (designed for XP or Vista) is not being applied to your Win7 machine as its about the only thing can be reverting your permissions.

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A:My Kingdom for Local Admin Rights for My Users

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A:Malware creating files in appdata/local/temp & hijacking admin rights

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A:[SOLVED] access denied to rename local profile, logged as admin

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A:Give Local account with Admin rights, same access as "Administrator"?`

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A:Windows 7 Enterprise - User logs in with temporary profile - 3 different machines/no roaming profile?

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A:Roaming profile

Closng duplicate.

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A:Roaming Profile

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it would be greatly appreciated if you do not post in two places...

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Quote: Originally Posted by Witch

I can't delete a file from the desktop. When I try, it says to get the rights from the specified admin user (which I'm logged on). The strange thing is that I still can create other users from this account (including admins).

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A:Roaming Profile not Working

I hope this helps Roaming User Profiles
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Folks, no doubt this question come up before, I just can't find any information about it ... so if anyone is in the know-how, your help would be appreciated.

This is my scenario (as an example):
I have 3 PCs and 1 DC -- 2 x Windows XP and 1x Windows Vista Ultimate. I have them setup for roaming profile. Now, the question XP machines recognise and load the profile fine... however! Will the Vista PC do the same... or will it just create its own profile on the DC and disregard he profile (ntuser.dat) that the 2 XPs machines use....

Surely, M$ would have been smart enough to make them compatible?

Any help appreciated... I would like to know before I start implementing the above.


A:Vista / XP Roaming Profile

Hi. . .

Unfortunately Vista uses a v2 profile where windows 2000 - windows XP uses v1. But never say never. It can be done and will involve redirection and Vista Junctions. You can read all about it and the potential solution available as written by Mike Stephens in "Managing Roaming User Data Deployment Guide", which I found a while back on a Microsoft Support site. I have attached the Word Document to this post.

Good Luck to you.

Regards. . .


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DETAIL - Access is denied.

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A:Roaming Profile Files

By default, the History, Local Settings, Temp, and Temporary Internet Files folders are excluded from the user's roaming profile.

The ExcludeProfileDirs value in the following key contains a list of folders that will be excluded from a roaming profile:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
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you would want to create roaming profiles. Do you know how to do this?
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I should also point out that \\ServerName\Profiles$ is directed to a cluster.

\\ServerName = Cluster Group Name.
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A:Disable Roaming Profile Creation

Is this in a domain or workgroup environment? If a roaming profile I would suspect a domain...

To change the profile simply go to System properties in Windows and then select Advanced System Settings

From here select User Profiles to change user profile settings.

After that it should show all profiles of users that have logged on to the machine. Select the user to change and then click on Change Type...

Now you can select to change the profile to local or roaming...

To apply the changes you will need to log off and then log back in with the user in question.

In active directory you will need to go to the properties of the user in question and disassociate the UNC path to store the profile:

Hope This Helps,
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A:How can I setup a true roaming profile?

Roamin profiles don't apply here. You are describing server storage - which you can emulate with your setup. The "server" will have to be on to use it, of course.

Use Libraries - add the folders from the "server machine" to the "client"


Map a folder as a network drive on the "server" machine.

In your User folder (..\Users\DorfDad\...) right click properties on each folder you wish to treat this way.

Select location.

Browse to the mapped drive, OK

Select Move

Select Yes to move existing files.

I may be a bit fuzzy in the detail, but this process is fairly simple and I think you will see it clearly once you begin.
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The Security on the Share folder; Roaming Users - Modify, Domain Admins - Full control, Domain users - Modify.

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Is something wrong with the permissions?

A:Roaming profile Win 2008 R2 and Windows 7

Hello there mate!

I'm not an expert but here is something you can try Run "rsop.msc" on clients to check if "Allow Administrator group to Roaming Profiles" was applied. Also run "gpupdate /force" to make sure everything is applied properly.

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My another Win 10 client, Work fine.
I hope for help
Bedst Regnars. Lars

A:Roaming profile problem with windows 10

There has not been a true roaming profile since NT2000.

You need to go back and recheck your GPO and AD.
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A:Roaming Profile Permissions? - URGENT!!! :s

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A:Roaming Profile Access Denied

Hi, I've found this, not sure if ti will help, I haven't tested myself as yet...

Roaming Profiles and Folder Redirection with Windows 7

If this helps, please let me know, I will be testing next week...!

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A:Roaming Profile Error message

Due to a two-stage process, the profile server requires freespace that is twice the profile size. If disk quotas are enabled, you require a minimum available quota that is twice the profile size.


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Is the computer set to join a domain?

What is the difference between a domain, a workgroup, and a homegroup?
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Click to expand...

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A:win2003 sbs Roaming Profile issue

Since your "swapping" them I am assuming you have gone through every single users group membership and all directories share settings and NTFS settings? Also ensure you don't ave any kind of disk quotas enabled that won't allow for you to update due to disk space....

I am thinking this will end up being permissions related.
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A:Files Missing after doing Move from Admin profile to newly created profile

You could have summed this up in a lot less words.
Try to recover your files using the free Recuva.
If that fails, try the Free PhotoRec a part of TestDisk.
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A:Explorer size and location cache no longer works after migrating local profile to domain profile

I figured out my own issue. Don'tcha love it when that happens?
I logged into the affected machine as the domain administrator, and when I loaded the ntuser.dat hive for the affected user, I noticed that the \Software\Classes key didn't exist. It did, however, exist for the logged on user and it appears to correlate
directly to the key under HKU\[SID]_Classes.
On a hunch, I logged back into the affected profile, drilled down to HKU\[SID]_Classes, and when I checked the permissions, I noticed that the domain user did not have explicit permissions to the key and subkeys. I added Full Control permissions, propagated
them through the key and subkeys, rebooted, et voila! Everything is back to the way it should be.
I'll be leaving a comment for Mahdi Tehrani to ensure this is done to prevent issues like I had.Ron Arestia, MCSA (Server 2012)
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Does anyone have any other solutions to this problem?

A:Solved: Problem with one users roaming profile

Just to let you all know that i found the problem. Once other users came into the office it turned out to be the whole downstairs office that could not access the internet network drives or the VPN.

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any sugestions:

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A:Windows 2003/XP Roaming Profile Issue

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A:of win7, admin rights, admin accounts, and real admin accounts

I don't know what your problem is. To make another administrator account - Start - Control panel - User Account - 
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A:{Advice Offered} - Mandatory Roaming Profile NT Workstation 4


Rename the USER.DAT to USER.MAN


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]


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Hello ndean, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It's the same in Windows 8.

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try right clicking on it and selecting "run as admin"
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Please download Trend Micro's HJTInstall.exe to your Windows Desktop.

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A tutorial---

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Local admin account by definition has access to everything and even if it doesn't it can take ownership and give itself the rights. In other words i am not sure that you can achieve what you
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