JSI Tip 1944. Some programs don't work as users roam between NT 4.0 and W2K?

By design, users with roaming profiles can use NT 4.0 or W2K interchangeably as their logon platform.

Some programs, however, may not work properly, if:

1. The program uses a hard-coded path to find the users profile, instead of %UserProfile%.

2. The W2K installation is a clean install, causing the locally cached profile to be stored at
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\%UserName%, instead of the NT default of %SystemRoot%\Profiles\%UserName%.

If both these conditions are true, the program may not function properly on W2K.

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