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Windows Server 2008 R2 Disable Temp Profiles

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Hi everyone,

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Terminal server. When users login they are given a temp profile. So anything they do after login is never saved.

It looks like someone went into the C:\Users and renamed the profile folders.
this looks to be the reason Windows is giving out temp profiles.

I have tried to use active directory user properties under the Profile tab and use the Profile Path by adding C:\Users\"UserName" and it didn't work.

Does anyone know a way to force Windows to use a specific folder in the C:\Users for a specific user?

Thank you
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Joseph Moody earned 500 total points
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Windows should always create profiles for users. Check the event log to see why windows can't create the profile.

It may be a simple permissions issue.
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Windows did make a profile the first time they logged in. That profile was renamed and now it gives out temp profiles to each user that had their original profile renamed.

If I delete them from AD and setup a new account if fixes it but i would like to avoid that.
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You need to remove the local profiles and the registry link to the profiles.

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/delete-old-user-profile-folders-automatically-vista/
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Windows 7 and 2008R2 Profile issue:

A new profile is created but Windows complains that it cannot create a new profile and allocates a temporary profile. It will do whenever the user tries to login.

The fix for this is to Delete this registry file.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\<User_SID>

We have found this to work well in our shop.
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