Quick Fix: Access Denied to Romaing Profile – Windows 7

Just adding a new PC to an existing domain, the administrator logs on fine, but the user of the pc – keeps getting a temporary profile.


Checking the event logs you can see an access denied error when attempting to access the profile. Weird, because if you browse the existing roaming profile you can access it fine from the temporary one.


In this instance the user needed permission in the \\server\profiles folder to create a new folder.

Windows 7, will add a %username%.V2 folder when logging on for the first time and if it cannot create that folder you will see the access denied error.

Hope it saves you some time..

About Robert Pearman
Robert Pearman is a UK based Small Business Server enthusiast. He has been working within the SMB IT Industry for what feels like forever. Robert likes Piña colada and taking walks in the rain, on occasion he also enjoys writing about Small Business Technology like Windows Server Essentials or more recently writing PowerShell Scripts. If you're in trouble, and you can find him, maybe you can ask him a question.

One Response to Quick Fix: Access Denied to Romaing Profile – Windows 7

  1. Afaceri Mici says:

    I think it would be ok if you could make a video about it.

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