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Microsoft KB Archive/106113

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Doc Err: Mandatory Profiles Assigned to Local Groups

Article ID: 106113

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1

This article was previously published under Q106113

Step 4 on page 428 of the Windows NT Advanced Server System Guide implies that mandatory user profiles can be assigned to local groups. This is a documentation error. If you assign a mandatory profile to a local group when you, as a user from that local group, attempt to log onto a Windows NT computer other than the primary domain server in that domain, you the following error message appears:

The mandatory profile cannot be loaded.

You are then unable to logon.

This occurs because local groups can be accessed only by the domain servers and not by the workstations. Also, the permissions on the profiles assigned to local groups can be read only by the primary domain controller of the domain.

You should assign mandatory user profiles to Global groups instead of Local groups.

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Windows NT Advanced Server System Guide for Version 3.1. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

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