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I have added a Windows 7 Machine to a Domain Created a User Domain Account on the PC etc

However when I log in as that user a profile is never created and it always comes up with you have been logged in with a tempory profile

Any help much appreciated

John
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Question by:pepps11976
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
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Yo only have to do these steps:
1- Logon with local admin profile. (or other account different that you want to use, but with admin privileges).
2- Open regedit and go to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList. Here you can see all SIDs of loaded profiles and probably you'll have some of them repeated but with .bak extensions.
3- So if you want to recover your profile, desktop icons, ect... you only have to delete the profile with no .bak extension and rename the other, deleting only the .bak extension of it:
Ex: In Regedit (HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList) I have:

SID-1292428093-343818398-2115-158554 (1º Delete this Key)
SID-1292428093-343818398-2115-158554.bak  (2º Rename This Key to SID-1292428093-343818398-2115-158554).

4- Restart your computer or Logoff and Logon with the profile that you want to restore and that's all, your profile will be restored Perfectly.


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http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprogeneral/thread/5ec0b949-effa-4e30-ba09-dc948a4c7a8b
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The profile that I want to restore only has a .bak extension there is no other one
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Try this, i know this is for vista but it should work for Window 7 machine too

    Log on to the system by using an administrative user account other than the user account that is experiencing the problem.
    Back up all data in the current user's profile folder if the profile folder still exists, and then delete the profile folder. By default, the profile resides in the following location:
    %SystemDrive%\Users\UserName
    Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

    User Account Control permission
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
    Locate the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
    Under the ProfileList subkey, delete the subkey that is named SID.bak.

    Note SID is a placeholder for the security identifier (SID) of the user account that is experiencing the problem. The SID.bak subkey should contain a ProfileImagePath registry entry that points to the original profile folder of the user account that is experiencing the problem.
    Exit Registry Editor.
    Log off the system.
    Log on to the system again.

After you log on to the system, the profile folder is re-created.

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947242
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