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Temp users

This started in March 2012 on sporatic stations, but is getting more common.  Users get corrupt profiles and are assigned a temp profile.  This is most previlant on computers in the student Lab and within that lab, mostly on XP machines. We re-imaged the computers and if anything it is getting worse.  The only GP changes have to due with printer assignments. This lab is on it's own cisco router and vLan.  We have a similar problem with computers on wireless, but not as common.

I know it is a FEATURE, but this doesn't fit the "sporatic" trait.  This happens several times a day on each computer.

The temp users happen with all login types, including local administrator.

We have a single domain with two ad servers (2008r2) and 2 data servers (2008 Enterprise). We have 450 computers mixed 80% xp and 20% win7.

Thanks for any help.
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Brad BouchardInformation Systems Security OfficerCommented:
This is more than likely a replication problem between DCs as you've already re-imaged the workstations and nothing improved.  I would look at the event logs of each DC and try to go into Site and Services and make sure they are replicating.  Also, try, after cleaning up AD, and replication, unjoining and rejoining these workstations.
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XaelianCommented:
Hi,

I had this issue on a client with only XP machines. We were able to solve it by following these steps:

1. Log in as admin on the local computer
2. Go to C:\Documents and Settings\”userprofile”\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows
3. Rename UsrClass.dat to OLD_UsrClass.dat
4. Log out as admin, log in with the user.
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KCTSCommented:
Did you SYSPREP the machines ?

I have seen this happen when a non-syspreped image has been rolled out and proplems with authentication result from duplicate SIDs and machines with expired domain credentials
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imayjustdriveoffintothesunsetAuthor Commented:
New info, if we have the students stagger their logins to a few at a time, it is much less likely to happen.

We did have replication errors several months ago, but none in the span of this issue.

Removing the profiles, both manually and with a vbs, fixes the issue for one login, then back to the temp profile.

We are using acronis to image, and not over the network.

thanks for the info.
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imayjustdriveoffintothesunsetAuthor Commented:
Update;

still unsolved.  

please help, tech company is raking us over the coals (by the hour) without resolution
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imayjustdriveoffintothesunsetAuthor Commented:
Might be a symptom, on the computers that the temp user issues come up, I have to re-activate ms office on occasion.

Thanks again
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Brad BouchardInformation Systems Security OfficerCommented:
Until you clean up that replication issue, you're not going to fix this problem.
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imayjustdriveoffintothesunsetAuthor Commented:
Replication issues are fixed, no errors in 3 months.
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XaelianCommented:
Ok that's great? Do you still have the temp user issue?
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imayjustdriveoffintothesunsetAuthor Commented:
No, still there, still very frustrating.
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XaelianCommented:
Ok that's a bummer. You should read through following guide. There are probably some steps you've already tried. But they explain also how to recover everything of the old profile to the new if nothing else seems to work.

http://www.lockergnome.com/it/2004/12/15/get-it-done-recover-a-damaged-windows-xp-user-profile/
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imayjustdriveoffintothesunsetAuthor Commented:
Thanks, we have no problem getting the data, just with students, we don't always even know when they have had an issue.
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 500 points for Xaelian's comment #a38334728

for the following reason:

This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
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Brad BouchardInformation Systems Security OfficerCommented:
If no clear solution was selected by the user before abandonment then I object and propose that points be split between experts evenly.
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imayjustdriveoffintothesunsetAuthor Commented:
There were a few good comments, but none fixed, thanks for trying.  Issue still here.
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Brad BouchardInformation Systems Security OfficerCommented:
Understood, thanks.
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