Windows cannot log you on because ....
Posted on 2001-07-29
I set myself up a Win2k server at home and connected my Win2k Pro workstation to it with a hub. This is all part of my MCSE training. When I try to log into the domain with an account I created in Active Directory, I get the message "Windows cannot log you on because the profile cannot be loaded - DETAIL The system cannot find the specified file"
On my workstation, Windows resides on partition D: and this is where Documents and Settings resides. "Default User" is in this folder. The worstation boots off of C: On the server I created a user, gave the user Admin privledges, and was very generic in the setp. No pofiles or home directories were specified.
I can log onto the domain as "administrator" from the workstation. DHCP, DNS and AD are all workig fine. Any ideas on what I am overlooking?
When I check Documents and Settings on both the workstation and server, the account I set up in Active Directory does not show up after I have attempted
to log on as a new, first time user.
I am told that this error usually happens if Default User is deleted by accident. I have TweakUI loaded and have changed \program files\comon files & \prgram files fron d:\ to c:\. WINNT resides on d:\ but the workstation boots from c:\