user profile that is downloaded to a local computer from a server each time a user logs on and is copied to a server each time a user logs off. See also mandatory user profile and local user profile.
A user profile for a roaming user. Roaming user profiles are stored on a server so that the user can access the profile from anywhere on the network.
A server-based user profile that is downloaded to the local computer when a user logs on and is updated both locally and on the server when the user logs off. A roaming user profile is available from the server when logging on to any computer that is running Windows 2000 Professional or Windows 2000 Server. When logging on, the user can use the local user profile if it is more current than the copy on the server.