The answer you seek is called "Roaming Profiles." Microsoft has some basic documentation on Roaming Profiles here,...
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but I've documented the heck out of how they actually work, live and breathe in my Group Policy book at GPanswers.com. Only caveat -- don't use Windows XP or Windows 2000 roaming profiles and expect to be able to roam alongside with Windows NT and Windows 95 clients. That doesn't work so well.
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