On your server, create a folder called Profiles and Share it as Profiles$, set share rights as follows:

Administrators Full Control
Everyone Change

Let’s say your server name is Server1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers, open your target users container, double click on the User and click tab Profile. In the field Profile Path type the following:


Next time the user logs on, his/her profile folder will be automatically created. Now, if you’re using Windows Server 2003, open your Group Policy for the domain or just edit the Default Domain Policy (right click on Domain Name in Active Directory Users and Computers, click Properties, click tab Group Policy and then Default Domain Policy or just edit one of your own), navigate to Computer ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesSystemUser Profiles and locate policy called Add the Administrators security group to roaming user profiles, then set it to Enabled.

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