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Hi,

I have a Windows 2000 Server installation.
When I log on as local administrator off the machine, the profile loads, and explorer.exe loads the desktop correctly.
When I log on as any domain user, the profile load seems to hang, and explorer.exe does not get run, and therefore I get a blue screen instead of the desktop.
I can hit Task Manager and run explorer.exe as a New Task. However, I would like it to load after logging on.
Can anyone help?

Thanks
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What kind of rights do these domain user's have?
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They have local admin rights. It's a test server.
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Anything in the event log?  How long are you letting it sit?
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Nothing. Letting it sit for hours. Doesn't execute at all
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Could be that the default profile is pooched.  Try copying the local administrator's profile to C:\documents and settings\default user and then trying logging in with the one of the domain user accounts (make sure to delete the profile for the domain user account so it gets re-created and pulls from default user)
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Yes,

So you can do that then? Copy the Local Admin profile to default Admin? It replaces the template then?
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Yes.  You will need to create another local administrator account so you can copy the original one.
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