6.6.1 Using User Profiles
A user profile is used to store the user's desktop environment, application settings, and personal data. User
profiles maintain consistency for users in their desktop environments by providing users with the same
desktop environment they had the last time they logged on to the computer.
Windows Server 2003 supports four types of user profiles:
• Default User Profile, which serves as the base for all user profiles;
• Local User Profile, which is created the first time that a user logs on at a computer and is specific to the
local computer as it is stored on the computer;
• Roaming User Profile; and
• Mandatory User Profile.