Fix a corrupt AD user account
Posted on 2009-07-16
I cannot believe I cannot find what I'm looking for regarding this issue, so I'll just post it. I have a Windows 2003 AD network with approximately 150 users. I have a couple of users who are experiencing some weird activity on their networked computers. Things like slow network browsing in Windows Explorer, things flashing while trying to drill into a network share. I suspect a corrupt AD account (profile). I need the exact steps to create a new AD account for this user and not lose any data or local configurations on their computer. I am familiar with the renaming of the local profile and then copying it back to the new one as a local admin, but am not sure what to do in AD to provide the user with a new, clean user account.