Problem with Win7 Profile

Posted on 2011-10-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi There!

I have a machine on the network that was having problems, looked like a profile problem so I backed up, rebooted, logged in as administrator, renamed c:\users\username to xusername and rebooted again and logged in. It told me it had logged me in as a temporary profile. I logged out and back in again same thing again. The issue has gone, but it won't keep the settings.

I tried recreating the same folder name and giving it the same rights, no luck.

Also I see an event log entry about being unable to access the profile path.

Windows 7 SP1, x64. Connecting to a 2003 Domain.
Question by:networkn
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    Accepted Solution

    It may help to remove the old profile details from the registry:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

    Click into the keys (starting S-1- etc) until you find the correct username (ProfileImagePath field should help you see which is which). Rename the parent S-1- etc key (put .old on the end) and try again.

    Take a backup of the registry / ProfileList key before you begin.

    Author Comment

    Thanks that did the job.

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