Windows7 logs in with temporary profile in VM Fusion

I'm running Windows 7 in VMFusion.   It has worked previously, but now when I log in with an AD account, I get the temporary profile message "You have been logged in with a tempoary profile...".  It's connecting to a Windows 2008 Active Directory domain.  There are no roaming profiles setup in AD or anywhere on the network.  Local accounts log in with not problem.  

We have tried the following:
--Deleted the profile from the PC and then rebooted the PC.  
--Unjoined and then rejoined the domain.  
--Tried a few things with changing registry settings
--Tried with different AD accounts, including new accounts, and made sure the AD accounts had no scripts running
--verified there are no group policy logon scripts running

Suggestions?
CLERSAsked:
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Maen Abu-TabanjehNetwork Administrator, Network ConsultantCommented:
as i said connectivity or DNS both will prevent syncronization to the domain
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Maen Abu-TabanjehNetwork Administrator, Network ConsultantCommented:
you need to login to the xp then delete the temp profile from registry :

http://www.kreslavsky.com/2009/03/delete-windows-user-profile-in-registry.html

look at profile image to guess which one is temp then delete the whole key , after then unjoin the workstation back to WORKGROUP then reboot.
then rejoin to domain , it will work fine .
note about temp profiles in registry delete all temp profiles.

good luck
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CLERSAuthor Commented:
Jordannet, I can delete the temp profiles, but it just re-creates them.  I've tried wiping them all out, deleting from the registry, removing the system from the domain, then re-adding, but it still creates a temp profile.  
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Maen Abu-TabanjehNetwork Administrator, Network ConsultantCommented:
ok its maybe the profile is corrupted so try to check disk for C , reboot and let its check and fix if this not success then you need to copy your data to other folder and recreate new profile by renaming the old profile , but first time right click on C -> check disk and tick 2 options then reboot
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CLERSAuthor Commented:
Because it's an actiive directory profile, it's not created until the first login by the user while attached to the domain.  So there's no profile folder to rename and no data folder to copy.  
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AcklesCommented:
Clers,
Let's do some basic stuff:
1) Can the user logon to some other machine with his profile?
2) What happens if you logon the affected machine with some other user?
3) What are the errors in the Event Viewer?

Please answer these questions & we can narrow it down.

One more thing, generally the profiles get corrupt if the registry is held by some application which is most likely the Anti Virus. So try removing the AV & see what happens. However the complete information is stored in the Event Logs & that is where you should start troubleshooting not randomly making changes in registry.

Removing the machine from Domain & re adding matters if you are having problems with all the users logging on that machine, however if that is not the case then it's premature.

Just for your info, the profile when you logoff get's written back & at that time if something is holding the registry hive that is what corrupts the profile. Since you have Windows 7 UPHC is included which should take care of it, however that is not the case so you have to dig deeper.

If the user can't logon to other machines & his profile is TOTALLY MESSED UP, then my friend your only option is to Delete the profile.

But please test what I have suggested & try to figure out from Event Viewer what is happening.

Best of luck,
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Maen Abu-TabanjehNetwork Administrator, Network ConsultantCommented:
do you mean its new machine? you did not create any profile yet? so you need to check dns , login to the machine with local administrator and try ping domain by name , if you did not get reply then you need to assign the DNS manually and ping again by name
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AcklesCommented:
You mentioned, that you tried loging on with other accounts. What is not clear is that if they also got Temp or not?
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CLERSAuthor Commented:
I believe I've discovered the solution--or perhaps it's a workaround.  I believe the reason the problem occurs is because the network adapter isn’t enabled by the time the login happens (a VMWare Fusion quirk?), so it has to used cached credentials (which it doesn't yet have, because there has been no successful logins for the AD account) and can’t dynamically build the user profile.  I fixed it by manually creating a folder called username, then going to user profiles, select the default profile, choose “copy to…” browse to the domain/username folder I just created, then under “permitted to use” I browse to the username in AD.  Seems to be working.  I need to test it over a couple days--and on and off the network-- to be confident.
 
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CLERSAuthor Commented:
Ackles, FYI other AD accounts came up with the temp profile as well.  
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Maen Abu-TabanjehNetwork Administrator, Network ConsultantCommented:
if there is problem with connectivity nothing will work fine
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AcklesCommented:
So that clears the situation that it's the machine specific problem & not the profile.
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AcklesCommented:
Clars,
What you are doing is not the right thing because you don't want to make manually profiles or do you?
What version of VMware Fusion you are using?

Let's figure out how to get this properly done.

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CLERSAuthor Commented:
Thanks folks.
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CLERSAuthor Commented:
Ackles, for now I'll have to use this solution.  I'm on VM Fusion 4 and didn't have this problem with 3, and only have it with a few VMFusion 4 instances, so I can deal with it for now.  At some point I should find out the reason why the network adapter isn't connecting sooner.  I can probably get VMFusion support to help me with that. Thanks to you and Jordannet.
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AcklesCommented:
Sure, however as a quick test just try to alter between the Network Adapter settings like Bridged, shared. Also there is inbuilt Network & Internet Diagnostic Repair tool, which also can help you many times.

All the best,
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CLERSAuthor Commented:
Thanks for that as well.  
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