How do I enable roaming profiles for Windows 9x machines?

A. Once you have enabled individual profiles on the Windows 9x machines a copy of the profile is automatically stored in the users home directory (which is normally on a network server) and will consist of a number of files and a user.dat which is the Windows 9x equivalent of ntuser.dat.

Therefore to enable roaming profiles for Windows 9x machines nothing needs doing except the following:

  1. Ensure all users are configured with a home directory on a network server (this is configured using User Manager - Profiles button in Windows NT 4.0, and the Directory Management MMC - Profile tab in Windows NT 5.0)
  2. Make sure the users have at least read, write and modify to their home directory areas otherwise the profile cannot be copied but no error will be given

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