Windows 7 Roaming profile failed, always login into temp profile.

Posted on 2011-04-25
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hello Experts,
Am transferring my workgroup network into a domain network with roaming profiles, most of the computers are win xp, I did all the XP PCs without any problems, I went to user profile and export it to the shared folder on the server then from the user properties/ profiles, I wrote \\server\sharedfolder\username and then went to the pc I joined the domain then login with the domain username and the profile loaded successfully, but when doing the same procedure to computers that have win7 even if I add V2 when exporting the profile, I mean when I exported the profile to the new location I wrote \\server\sharedfolder\username.v2 , the profile got exported successfully but when I join the domain and logon using the domain username I get error message
“You Have been logged with a temporary profile”
My server is running windows 2008 R2, the users have full control on their roaming folder.
Any help is very much appreciated.
Thank you very much in advance.
Question by:podium78
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    the security ID of a workgroup user account is not the same as a domain security ID for a user account. When you create a domain account, a SID is what identifies that account during login - the local user account is no longer relevant.
    On the XP machine you should have 2 profiles [assuming the username is the same] - one that is USER and another that is USER.domain
    I have seen with Windows 7 - in different situations, the OS assign the temporary profile because of confusion in the registry.
    I have corrected this a few times by deleting or renaming [if you dont want to delete] the users profile folder  [c:\users\%username%] and then removing the associated profile subkey in the registry:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\CurrentVersion\ProfileList    - you will see the ProfileImagePath string that identifies the user path. Delete the subfolder, not just the value.
    These steps should be performed when logged in as a different user.
    (Make sure to backup your registry prior to any deletion/modification.)
    Once the profile and registry have been cleaned, reboot and attempt to login as the domain user. The OS will generate a new subkey profile for the user and apply the profile path you have entered in the users domain account within Active Directory.

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    by:Jackie Man
    Have you checked the login script for the username entered into the profile path field on your Active Directory useraccount? It may direct to \\server\sharedfolder\username instead of \\server\sharedfolder\username.V2.


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