Sophos updating policy allow location roaming

Only %APPDATA%\Roaming is copied to the roaming profile store – and you can only specify , to this data.

Microsoft’s new apps also do not persist in any settings within the roaming profile store.

It rapidly became a crowded space, with other vendors – such as RES, App Sense, Liquidware Labs, Scense and many others – extending, augmenting, or even outright replacing the traditional roaming profile functionality.

A roaming profile basically allows you to copy the user-based filesystem and HKEY_CURRENT_USER Registry hive to a defined network location at logoff (usually a user’s home drive area or a dedicated profiles share).

With all of this in mind, it seems that there are serious bugs in the Windows 10 implementation of roaming profiles that need to be addressed before the product is enterprise-ready.


To avoid problems with large files or large numbers of files, the roaming profile is often combined with Folder Redirection, allowing certain pertinent folders within the profile (usually My Documents, Pictures, and Videos) to be “redirected” permanently onto the network, avoiding the need for copying these particular folders at logon and logoff.

The following guide will show you how to configure a few policies using Group Policy Objects (GPO) to: In this above list, it is worthwhile to note that User Profile Redirection (1) – also called Roaming Profile is different from Folder Redirection (2). Now launch to open Group Policy Management Console. LOCAL, right-click on it and choose Create new GPO in this domain and link it here. Right-click on the newly created Policy and click Edit… Redirecting System/User Profiles The following section describes how to redirect System / User profile to a remote network location.


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