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Windows cound not locate local profile?

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Last Modified: 2011-09-20
I have a user on my domain (xp sp2) that got this message; windows could not locat local profile creating temporary profile.  I logged in as the ADMIN and looked in doc and settings and could locate her network account.  What could have caused this issue.  It was as if she was deleted from the active directory buy when i checked her account was sitll active.
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Profile may have been corrupt

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How does this happen? And how do I prevent it?  

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One other thing is the security.  The security settings on the file structure could have changed thus causing her profile to be inaccesible.

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Nothing has changed in her security or profile.  One day its fine and the next windows cant find the profile.  It was like she was a new user on the domain.  I had to re-map the drives, set up e-mail and printers.
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The user logged in today and her profile was back, as if nothing happened.  Krompton if this problem arises agin I will give your solution a try.  Thanks all for your replies.

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You're welcome. Additionally, if you are not a 24hr/Day operation you can schedule your systems to restart sometime at night.
Anyway good luck.
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