Restored DC always logging in with temp profile

I just restored a DC in a lab environment and it is always logging in with a temp profile. I tried administrator and an account that's created in AD, but still temp profile.

I found way to try and fix this, but I need to login with a valid local account.

how can I fix it?
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Will SzymkowskiConnect With a Mentor Senior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Are you logging into the DC and you are getting a temp profile? Or are you logging into a workstation that is part of the domain and getting a temp profile.

- open cmd
- type sysdm.cpl
- clcik the advance tab
- under User Profiles click the Settings button
- If there are any profiles located in there delete them

Also make sure that removing the profiles from the registry has also been done.

Then logout and log back in, see if it creates a new Profile.

Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Does the users profile exist in the %systemdrive%\users\ folder? If it does Delete it or rename/move it to another location. From there log back in and it should attempt to create another profile folder.

You may also need to delete the reg key related to the profile
hkey_Local_machine\software\microsoft\windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

Another reason for profile using Temp is due to full c drive on the server/workstation. Make sure that the drive is not full.

You can also reference the below link for further steps...

rdefinoAuthor Commented:
the profile doesn't exist. Probably because it a DC and the accounts are stored in AD.
Check on other DC if you have roaming profile configured for user \ administrator, just remove it from user \ administrator properties and check.
Some times root share of roaming profile has got incorrect permissions causing temp profiles get created.


Try to connect to DC registry from regedit of another machine and then try to delete ProfileList registry key.


try to logon to DC in directory service mode and from there check what is wrong

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