Windows 7 Domain Delete User Profile

Posted on 2009-12-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
When we try to delete a corrupted user profile on a workstation then log back into the workstation to create the new profile it always goes to a temp username folder. i cannot figure out a fix, anyone have any fixes for me??

group policy, is only setup to re-direct the following to the unc server path
My Documents
My Music
My Pictures
My Videos

Question by:k_hoffhines
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    by:Pete Long
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    Expert Comment

    Check user right on the unc server path you are redirecting the profile.

    Author Comment

    i have tried all of these options before the post and still wants to logon via a temp profile. the only solutions i have done on one user was delete the user name and start over with re-attaching the exchange mailbox to the new user name of the same name if that makes sense.

    Author Comment

    i am not doing roaming profiles, just document re-direction just an fyi..

    Accepted Solution

    To resolve this issue, follow these steps:

    1.      Delete the profile by using the Computer Properties dialog box. To do this, follow these steps:

    a.       Click Start , right-click Computer , and then click Properties .
    b.      Click Change settings .
    c.       In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
    d.      Under User Profiles , click Settings .
    e.       In the User Profiles dialog box, select the profile that you want to delete, click Delete , and then click OK .

    2.      Click Start Collapse this imageExpand this ima , type regedit in the Start search box, and then press ENTER.

    3.      Locate and then expand the following registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

    4.      Right-click the SID that you want to remove, and then click Delete .

    5.      Log on to the computer and create a new profile.

    Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 322756   ( ) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows.

    Refer the link for more information: Error message when you log on to a Windows Vista-based computer by using a temporary profile: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded"

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