Windows 7 Pro SP1 32-bit
Local administrator account works fine.
When logging in with either a domain account or local account, the desktop is blank (no icons, no wallpaper, no start bar, just the mouse cursor). I am able to bring up the Task manager but when I type "explorer.exe" I then get the following error message:
"Your internet security settings prevented one or more files from being opened"
I have already tried all the suggestions posted here: http://www.ilertech.com/2010/05/these-files-cant-be-opened/
So there seems to be some permission problem for writing the files for a new user account and accessing any system files from new user account. Again the administrator account works correctly.
I also verified that Authenticated Users and NT AUTHORITY\INTERACTIVE groups were part of the Users group per this article: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2009/03/27/the-case-of-the-mysterious-blank-desktop.aspx
Thanks for the help! This is looking to be a real teaser.