Profile Problem

Posted on 2006-05-03
Last Modified: 2008-02-26
I just recently migrated from a W2K AD Domain to a completely new W2K3 domain.  To migrate the computers I used ADMT v3.0.  Everything seemed to have gone fine.

The problem I have run into is that when a user logs they get a pop up box that says that cannot open their profile.  It then logs in with a temporary profile.  If the user reboots the computer they are then able to login with their correct profile.

I have deleted their profile so a new profile would be created but they still get the same error.

Any ideas?

Question by:mfair
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    using roaming profiles?  

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    I found this out on the internet and trying it out.

    This can happen if some users’ ProfileImagePath registries are duplicated with other users' ProfileImagePath. To resolve the issue, perform the following steps:
    1. Run "WHOAMI /USER /SID" to determine the users’ correct SID.
    If you do not have the whoami command tool, you can download and install it from the link below.
    Note: By default, it will install to the C:\Program files\Resource Kit folder. To run it, go to a command prompt and change the path to C:\Program Files\Resource Kit. Then type "whoami /USER /SID" (without quotes) and press Enter. It should display the current users’ name and SID.
    2. Check the ProfileImagePath value under the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\<SID>.
    Note down this ProfileImagePath value.
    3. Check the other ProfileList\<SID> keys for matching ProfileImagePath values and deleted those keys.
    Note: Please make sure you have backed up the registry key before you delete them.
    4. Test and see if the problem is fixed.

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