Unable to delete local profiles
Posted on 2014-08-25
Recently added new user to Active Directory of Windows Server 2008R2. In doing so, simply right-clicked existing user and choose "copy", forgetting that in doing so the user profile path for existing user was also duplicated in new user. I manually went in and changed the user profile path to \\servername\userprofiles\newusername and it of course created the share on the server.
When logging into the workstation however, all that happened was it created a TEMP profile. Logged off/on several times and now I have profiles ranging from "USERNAME" to "USERNAME.DOMAINNAME" to "USERNAME.DOMAINNAME.001" ETC.
I cannot delete ANY of these profiles. Ive attempted logging in as "domain administrator" - a "local administrator" the actual "administrator" account of the local machine (after re-enabling it). Also tried "Unlocker" utility.
Tried to take ownership of the file, inheriting permissions from parent, deleting profile from Advanced System Setttings (Desktop settings related to your logon - Settings).
Rebooted multiple times.