troubleshooting Question

Profile duplication and/or deletion after MS05-039 is applied

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We deployed the MS05-039 patch for this latest vulnerability across 10,000 systems.  Just FYI, this was only 1 of 5 August patches we applied (all in a rollup package distributed via SMS).

Anyway, we (Information Systems here at my company) are fighting profile duplication and deletion issues... basically the user logs on, something has locked their profile and so Windows logs them on with a temp profile (sometimes creating a new profile with .<domain> appended).  

I did some research and found that a key had been improperly mapped: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\ProfileList\<SID>\ProfileImagePath

Sooo... once this was fixed, the user's profile reappeared and everyone was happy as larks...  until they restarted their computer and logged in again.  This time, the profile was overwritten with a blank one (but leaving the file path intact).  So we have had many users lose data... I can't seem to recreate this for Microsoft so I've been left out to dry.  ;(

If anyone has seen this, please give me a yell (and if you have found root cause or another fix)!
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