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Vista in domain always has temp profile.

Posted on 2011-09-15
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Hi

We have a brand new SBS 2008 installation here, all the office computers were joined yesterday without a hitch but now one Vista (x86) machine always logs the user on with a temp profile.

I have tried this advice http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947242
But there is no SID.bak mentioned in the registry.

I have tried to remove the profile from the PC and removed all traces of the profile's name from the registry - http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/Windows_Vista/Q_23267849.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+10+30+domain+profil+temp+vista

But still when I remove the computer from the domain and try to rejoin it with http://connect it states that the user profile already exists. If I let it continue then we're back to the temp profile being applied every login.
Can anyone help, thanks in advance.
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by:marcustech
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Does it make any difference which user you log on as? Are you using any form of folder or user profile redirection?
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by:Rob Williams
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Try disjoining the domain, remove the account from the SBS console, delete or rename the "C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server" folder from the Vista machine, delete the HKLM\Software\Microsoft\SmallBusinessServer registry key on the Vista machine, change the computer name, and then rejoin the domain using http://connect
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by:sp0tta
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No folder or profile redirection as yet.
RobWill, I will give that a go, thanks for the suggestion.
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by:sp0tta
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Hi Rob

I've just disjoined the domain and renamed the workstation, should I try to name it differently again when I connect?
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No it's not necessary. It just should be slightly different than before so there are no ties to the old name.
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Hi Rob

It still wouldn't work for me so I restored from a 2 week old image and did it all again, thanks for the replies.
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by:Rob Williams
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Very odd that usualy works without fail.
Thanks sp0tta.
Cheers!
--Rob
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