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Recreating a user profile in terminal server

Posted on 2008-06-12
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I have a couple of users that I think have corrupt profiles on our terminal server.  I need to know how to recreate a user profile.
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by:Karl12347
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Go to C:\documents and settings\ then choose the folder with user name with the problem.

Rename the folder to add .old on the end. next time the person logs on the profile will be recreated.

if you have roaming profiles setup you should also rename that profile folder also.

Dont delete the folders cos the user might have documents in the profile that they will want back.

Hope this helps.
Karl
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by:bugsyshare
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Won't let me rename.  Says access denied.  I am logged into terminal server as administrator and have full rights.  The folder was marked read-only, but I changed that.  Still will not let me rename.
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You will need to right click on the folder and go into security settings, then click on advanced and then choose the Ownership tab.

Choose your name from the list and check the box that says replace owner on all sub folders.
click ok and this will replace all the permissions on the profile and then you can delete them.

Thanks
Karl
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by:ahadmin
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I have the same problem, removed all security access to the profile except the Domain Administrator and I still get an access is denied when I try to rename it. I have two servers in a farm and need to rename the profile on both servers.
Any ideas?
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