When you use a roaming profile to log on to your wireless network from your Windows XP-based computer, you may receive the following error message:

Windows cannot locate the server copy of your roaming profile and is attempting to log you on with your local profile. Changes to the profile will not be copied to the server when you logoff. You may receive this error message because of network problems or insufficient security rights. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.

When you click Detail, you receive the following error message:

The network location cannot be reached. For information about network troubleshooting, see Windows Help.
If you have user environment logging turned on, the Userenv.log log file may appear like the following:

This problem may occur when all the following conditions are true:

  • You log on to Active Directory directory service with a user account that is configured with a roaming profile.
  • You connect using a wireless network that is configured with Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) network authentication and does not have any other authentication method configured, such as Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP).
  • You turn on your computer and log on immediately after the “Welcome to Windows” screen appears.

To resolve this issue, you must wait about 30 seconds after the “Welcome to Windows” screen appears before you enter your credentials to log on.

[Continue reading Microsoft Knowledge Base article 873485]

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