I have a Terminal Server Ghost--> It will not go away.
Posted on 2010-09-20
This is a 2003 Server running AD and terminal services. This is so very strange. I have 4 users in one OU who are all having the same problem. The login is automated with the username and password on a thin client. When they are logged in their user name appears when they click start -> log off. For some reason while they are logged in the name changes! It always changes to a user TishaK. When this happens they keep group policy, desktop, email etc. They lose all settings for printers. They also loose rights to certain folders (will explain in a sec). I tried reinstalling the user profiles by moving their folder out of documents and settings. The folder is moved to a temp folder I created. I then take ownership of all the files in that temp folder. I then log in as the user giving them a new profile. This only fixes the problem for a half day or maybe a day. Since this action has failed to correct the ghost of Tisha I then removed TishaK from AD and then went into the registry and remove anything concerning that name. Since I removed Tisha the users in that OU now have access problems as TishaK no longer exists.
It is like a ghost that just will not go away. The only thing left to try is giving the users a complete new profile. Anyone have an idea what is happening. The server runs great other than this strange ghosting thing.