Domain user account not retained on local PC
Posted on 2003-12-04
I have a user on my domain, I will call jdoe. Now jdoe has an account set up on the domain controller in active directory. The account is enabled, not locked and accessible from any PC on our network. This AM the user attempted to logon as normal w/ jdoe a password and set to logon to the domain not the local computer. When the desktop screen appeared, the default windows screen appears, you know the one that appears when any new user logs on and wants to give you the guided tour of windows. All of the user jdoe's settings are gone. Now my first thought was that they were deleted by another user. But I did a few tests on other PCs. I can log on as jdoe on any of my PCs and get new settings for that local pc. When I log out the settings are not retained. We are not using roaming profiles. This seems to be the only user affected. No domain policy settings have been change that would cause this action. I have determined that it is isolated to the user account not a specific PC. The domain controller is W2K server and the PC is W2K pro. Really the only thing that matters is getting the email back. As far as I know nothing has been changed on the network/pc. I am the systems admin, so I have not made any changes, that does not mean that a employee has not hacked the system and is playing around. Thanks in advance.