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Windows 7 TEMP user login

Posted on 2012-04-12
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Whenever a user logs in to a windows 7 computer under our schools domain, they are automatically logged in under the user TEMP.(our domain) so it looks like this, TEMP.PEC-EAGLES.  also created was a temp folder using TEMP.(the computer name).  Our domain has over 2000 users and this is the first time this has happened and it only happens on a newer computer we just got this past fall.  The logins worked just fine about a month ago and this issue has happened since then.
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It sounds like profiles were of deleted directly from the C:\Users folder, which isn't the proper way to remove a profile.  It leaves behind registry entries that cause subsequent login attempts to create a temp profile, as you have seen.  Just FYI, here is a previous question where we explained the proper steps for deleting a profile:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_27401414.html

That being said, in your current situation you need to open the registry editor with admin rights and navigate to the following hierarchy:

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

Before you make changes, right-click ProfileList on the left and select Export to backup that section of the registry.

Once that is done, scroll through the entries on the left underneath ProfileList and look for the corresponding ProfileImagePath data value on the right.  Delete any entries that point to your problematic user's old profile location, reboot, and then have them login again.  It should create a normal profile for them, and then you can copy the pertinent data files (Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Favorites, Music, Pictures, Videos) back to the new profile.
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by:imayjustdriveoffintothesunset
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the reg edit was exactly what we needed.
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by:Run5k
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Good to hear.
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