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Windows Server 2008 - Deleting User Profile Properly

Posted on 2011-03-15
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Hi,

I deleted a user profile via Control Panel - System etc., but yet when I boot up the box, the user appears as default logon with an error saying invalid password. I have to switch user to login.

It appears during boot up only that the registry is holding onto the profile and using it as default logon. The error msg must be old too.

I also checked in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList. and the profile is not there.

However, I did find an entry in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon under property DefaultUserName.

Can someone help me to remove this user profile completely?

Thank you.

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Question by:mullykid
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It sounds like the server has been set up to auto-logon using that user and its credentials.  Either turn off auto-logon or change which user's credentials you want to use.
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Thanks. How do you do that?
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Try this.  It talks about enabling autologon, but just reverse the information to undo it:
http://www.expta.com/2008/03/how-to-enable-autologon-in-windows.html
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Thank you. That fixed it.
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