SBS Server 2003 Administrator Profile Corrupted

Windows Small Business Server 2003 SP1
Administrator profile corrupted

symptoms

- at login the sbs login script runs, when executing.vbs script halts and a windows script host loading your settings failed ( access denied ) error box is displayed

- no shortcut icons in the recently used area in the start menu

- when trying to administer in AD i get a MS AD - Exchange Extension error box
the system cannot find the file specified
Facility: Win32
ID no: c0070002
Microsoft Active Directory - Exchange Extension (Click OK, AD stops responding and kills itself)

- Cannot open EX SYS MANAGER, Microsoft visual C++ runtine libary error!! this application has requested the runtime to terminate it in a unusual way. please contact the application's support team for more info!

basically cannot administer anything from this profile.

When i logon into a created account with admin privliges everything functions perfectly...

Thanks in advance!
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MesthaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It sounds like it is just the Windows profile itself that is corrupted.
Therefore the easiest thing to do is restart the server, when it gets to the CTRL-ALT-DEL prompt, leave it sat there.
Then access the server remotely using Windows Explorer:

\\server\c$

go in to Documents and Settings and then rename the Administrator profile.

You should then be able to login as the Administrator account and get a new profile. The old one is still there if you need to recover any files.

Simon.
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Member_2_4708244Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Go to start, then run, then "dsa.msc"

Create a new admin user with full privledges.

Logon as the new user

Perform a full system backup

Delete the administrators profile

Try to log on as the administrator
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Member_2_4708244Connect With a Mentor Commented:
I would still create a new administrator before restarting the server just in case and I shoud have written delete/rename the administrator profile.
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MesthaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The reason I said to restart the server was because there is a good chance that the existing administrator profile will have file locks on its from services and previous login attempts. Rebooting releases those locks allowing the folder to be renamed.

Simon.
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CBM CorporateAuthor Commented:
Cheers ! big help !
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