Temporary Profiles created for every user once computer is joined to domain.

In our domain every time a computer is joined to the domain and an AD user is logged in, the profile gets this error message: The user Profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

After this message you have to reboot the computer in order for the user to log in. Once you log in the first time and log off and log back in as AD user it creates 3 temp profiles. Exp.


It will continue to create three profiles every time you log in. This does not happen with local user accounts on computer.

We applied a temporary registry fix but it only applies to that user. If you log in as a different user same issue applies.
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Santosh GuptaCommented:

1. Please check the below registry path, if the profile name ended with .bak then delete the .bak containing registry entry.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList


2. Make sure that users are NOT the member of "Domain Guest" security group.
Take clean Systems and it won't happen. It is some self-induced Problem, please check the permissions on the Profile Folder path.
smyers051972Author Commented:
We have tried the Registry fix but that is only a temporary solution for that one user. If another user logs in multiple profiles will be created.

Also its on a fresh copy of Windows.
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And what is installed on your fresh installation? Are those local profiles? Try local ones.
smyers051972Author Commented:
I do not have any issues with the local accounts. This only happens once joined to the domain. Just Office is installed.
I was asking about profiles, not accounts. Where are they saved to?
smyers051972Author Commented:
Yes I have local profiles and they are in the default directory.
With a clean Windows and local profiles and only Office (and nothing else, no AntiVirus, no Tools) installed, this will NOT happen. So you have changed something that you are unaware off.
Normally, Profile Problems like yours result of ACLs of the profile folder being manipulated.

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