Local profiles only GPO

If you want to stop roaming profiles from downloading to a specific machines, eg. servers. Define a GPO for them with:

ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesSystemUser profilesOnly allow local user profiles enabled.

I always have a hard time finding this particular setting among other… Now I know where to look 😉


  1. To my knowledge Roaming Profile and Terminal Services Profile are to different things. All accounts that I use do NOT have Terminal Services Profile path set, they all have only set User Profile path.

    When I log-on (with my usual day-to-day account) to a server or a test machine where I do not need my Outlook inbox and other stuff, this GPO setting does the trick.

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