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term server client on one terminal server login and then the icons appear but the background is black and the icons are showing, however, there are no windows visable when trying to navigate.  Logging into administrator desktop appears normal.  This only one out of 6 ts 2003 servers in our domain having this issue.
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anything interesting in the system or application log?  does it happen to all the logins or just one?
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It seems to have happened to recently created user accounts.
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is there anything in the application or system log?  have you checked in AD to see what their profile is doing?
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No login script.  No unusual logs in eventvwr.  Seems as if new profiles created are the problem ones.  We dump the new profile and then re-add and still the same result.  Older profiles are not experiencing problems.
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hmmm...have you checked the default profile under documents and settings?  maybe it needs to be replaced or tinkered with?
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yes, however, I believe the default profile is being used by Administrator who is not affected,
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well from what i undersatnd the default profile is only used the first time a profile is built, after its built it doesn't use it anymore, so something have have corrupted in there.  do you have a working account you can test by deleting the profile, then trying to login again and see if you get the problem with that user
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I have done that.  Like I said before, i dumped the user's profile and then recreated it.  Same problem.  So if the default profile is corrupted, can I copy the administrator profile to the default to fix it?
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but was that profile one that already had ap roblem or one that worked before?  my point was to see it actually be a result of the default profile not something else, and a working user that became broke would point to the a little clearer.

when i had the problem i just copied the default off of a working server and used that, idk if the administrator one is a good idea or not
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Default user profile was corrupt. Had to boot into safemode remove messed up profiles.  copied a default user profile from another terminal server that was working.  Deleted the old default user profile and then added the new one.  rebooted server and voila!.  User profiles now are working.  Thanks much for direction.
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no problem glad it worked out
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