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Delete a Domain User Account Profile on Local Machine

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I ran into a problem with one of my domain user profiles being corrupt on a Windows 7 machine. So I wanted to remove that profile and next time he/she logged in it would create a new profile. I went to user and groups and obviously the account wasn't their because it is only showing local accounts. So I decided to manually delete the account where I deleted the user folder and had the user log back in. When they logged back in it gave an error of setting up a local account and it setup a temporary account. I figured this is happening because the registry of the local machine is still remembering the account. I went in and deleted any instance of that account and had the user log back in and it worked fine and created the domain user account profile. There probably is an easier way of doing this... In case I come across this again... Any suggestion?
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You need to connect with another account to be able to delete user profiles, else files will be locked.
Most of the time, you need to restart the computer to be sure the files are unlocked.
Once done, you can go to:
- Control Panel\System and Security\System
- Click "Advanced system settings"
- Go to "Advanced" tab, on the "User Profiles" section, click "Settings"
You will be able to get a list of all users who connected on your computer, and their profile.
You can simply delete the user profile you want

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I found the user profiles there, do you still have to edit registry after deleting the user profile?
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Yep

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Ok, thanks for you help
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no problem.
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