windows 2000 user profile pointing to wrong profile

Posted on 2003-03-06
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Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I have a local user profile that points to the Administrator profile when logging on.

I have tried the two solutions as posted by CrazyOne and JatCan for the jbbarnes question "Desktop" pointing wrong profile.

The issue, everytime I log back on the local user it re-writes the shell pointer in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders to the Administrator profile.

Any suggestions as to why, or what I need to look at would be greatly appreciated.

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smallbee earned 225 total points
ID: 8089364
is it roaming?

check the w2k server:
double check the AD user profile setting... make sure the path is not the same as the Admin

also, double check the profile setting in the w2k client

and also check the username/password seeting under control pandel... you might put the user as an Admin locally

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ID: 8100044

Thanks for the quick response.  

The profile is not roaming.  The user was logging on locally to his computer (ie: not part of the domain).

I checked the profile and had it pointing to x:\documents and settings\[User name] and still it would write the H_Key_Current... as Administrator.

The User was also assigned Administrator on the laptop.

Unfortunately, since posting this question, the User has left the company.  I have contacted him to try your suggestion; but the technical resolution is not his concern.  The User instead blew away the profile and started again.  This is a pity as I would be interested to give it a try.

Thanks once again for your suggestion.


Author Comment

ID: 8100100
Not having the ability to try it out I can't really comment.

Expert Comment

ID: 8103242
hmmm...  I would rather know what was the result of trying ... anyway, thx for ur points

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