troubleshooting Question

Creation of Roaming Profiles issue (Creation of actual profile folders)

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Our network consists of a mix of Windows 2000/2003 servers and all of our users have roaming profiles on Windows XP SP2 workstations.  I tried to add two new users to AD today and everything was fine until I went to actually log the new users on for the first time.  From my understanding user profile folders get created on the server during the first initial login.   When I try to login as the user on any workstation I get the following error:

"Windows did not load your roaming profile and is attempting to log you on with your local profile. Changes to the profile will not be copied to the server when you logoff. Windows did not load your profile because a server copy of the profile folder already exists that does not have the correct security. Either the current user or the Administrator's group must be the owner of the folder. Contact your network administrator."

The profile path in AD is setup correctly and permissions are setup correctly for the shared folder where the profile is stored.  Also, no other users have encountered this problem only the 2 new users I am trying to setup.  Any idea on what might be going on?
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