I have a windows 2003 network and a windows xp machine and this user has been working fine for a long time but now when the user logs in the machine acts like the user has never logged in and it sets up a new profile and all desktop shortcuts are gone. I thought this was something like malware on the pc so to test it, I took that pc offline and I am logging in to a new pc that I just installed, this user has never logged into it. Windows created the desktop profile the first time as normal (this is Windows 7 machine), now I log out and back in and the pc does the same thing and re-creates the profile again as if the user has never logged in before. If must be coming from the domain, active directory server? Any suggestions are appreciated.