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Can't login to Roaming Profile SBS 2008

slevin10 asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We have an end user on Windows XP that is not able to log into his roaming profile.
It is logging him into a temporary profile instead.
The error message in the XP event log is:

"Windows has detected that Offline Caching is enabled on the Roaming Profile share - to avoid potential profile corruption, Offline Caching must be disabled on shares where roaming user profiles are stored."

there is also:

"Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off."

This SBS machine was migrated from 2003 and there are no users in the SBS Console.  (They are all in AD Users and Computers.)

For now we just want to be able to log into the profile.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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