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terminal server users getting issued a temporary profile

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Windows Server 2008 r2 running terminal services.
2 users get temporary profiles issued to them.

one of the users was an old user who got terminated and now is back.
maybe his guid is flakey
help
driving me batty
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It is usually caused by a mismatch GUID. Check these steps out.
You can backup the info and delete the profile, then log back in and it will recreate it.
http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/1595-how-to-delete-a-user-profile-from-server-2008-terminal-server

1.      
Identify the SID of the user whose profile needs to be deleted.
-      I typically use ADSI Edit on a domain controller to do this. Open ADSI Edit, navigate through the OU’s until you find the user, CN=”Username”, right-click and choose properties. Scroll to the object property labeled “objectSid”. Document that SID because you will need it shortly.

2.      
Verify that the user is not logged into the server.
-      From a command prompt type “query user” and verify that the user is not listed.

3.      
Open the folder directory where the server user profiles are stored.
- Server 2008 default is “C:\%USERNAME”.

4.      
Delete the profile folder for the user.
5.      
Open the registry editor.
-      Start > regedit

6.      
Navigate to the following: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
7.      
Locate the sub-key that is named the same as the documented SID from earlier. Right-click on the sub-key choose delete.
8.      
Have the user log back in. If the user reports no problems then you have successfully deleted a user profile.
-      If the user logs in and is presented with a pop-up from the system try stating that the user is being logged in with a temporary profile then proceed to step 9.

9.      
If the user gets logged in with a temporary profile then have them log out, open up the registry editor once again, and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList.
10.      
Look for a sub-key named the same as the documented SID followed by a “.bak”. Right-click on that sub-key and choose delete.
11.      
Have the user attempt to login. The user should no longer be prompted by the temporary profile pop-up.
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