I ran a fresh Windows XP SP2 installation on a workstation. During the install, I create a local account with an accompanying profile named MyLocalAccount. I placed MyLocalAccount in the local Administrators group. I then added the workstation to the domain. I logged in to the workstation using my domain admin account, MyDomainAdminAccount. I then attempted to open the profile associated with MyLocalAccount and I get an "Access is denied" message. I don't get it. I'm in the Domain Admins group, and I double-checked that the Domain Admins is in the local Administrators account. Obviously, I can access the contents of the profile by logging in with MyLocalAccount, but I want to understand why MyDomainAdminAccount can't access the profile.