Can login as administrator but not as user

Have a window 7 in a domain environment (server 2008) I can login with the (domain) administrator account but not user account. It starts the welcome and after a few it goes back to the login screen
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAsked:
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NaheerConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Can you trying renaming the profile and check if it is able to create new one, Some GPO setting would have created this issue. If the new profile is getting created then the profile account might be corrupted on the local computer.

Note - Do not delete the old one just rename it.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Is the user set up in AD? and then also set up as the same local user on the Workstation?   I think you just want one or the other. Our users of Windows Workstations are only domain users (not local).
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NaheerCommented:
1) Is this the first time you are trying to login with the user account on that windows 7 machine ?
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
Any message after it fails.
The computer maybe setup with only administrators allowed to logon locally.

Here is a link that shows the settings.
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ie/en-US/a79f309e-353b-465c-8f1e-e76d3730b5e3/interactive-logon?forum=winserverGP
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
I am trying to login with the a domain user account which worked fine till now
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
Do you know if any new GPO's settings have been pushed out?  

If you logon as administrator and run RosP can you see if the setting I referenced is being applied.
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
I was able to create a new profile
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NaheerCommented:
With the same user account which you where facing the issue ? Then there is a problem with the user profile.
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
Yes. So now I copy the app data (all? or only file needed like outlook files..?) and the desktop, correct? (my documents is redirected to the server)
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
I see I am now at temp20 there is the username which was last modified 30 last month but has all the information in it. temp19 was modified on the 16th but is empty and then there is 18 more tems plus a use.domain profile.
What does this say? and can I delete them all
Should I rename the current profile to the user name account?
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yo_beeConnect With a Mentor Director of Information TechnologyCommented:
Are you using roaming profiles?  Sounds like a corrupted ntuser.dat.

To clean this up you may have to do a manual repair.

I use Citrix profile manager to handle my roaming profiles.
Here are my steps I do to repair the users profile.
  • Confirm whether the network copy of the NTUSER.DAT is clean or not.
  • Open regedit and load the ntuser.dat.  If it loads you have a clean copy. If clean I start to clean up the local copy of the profile.
  • Rebooted
  • Logged on as an administrator of the computer.
  • Rename the user profile in question
  • Open registry and goto hklm\software\microsoft\windows nt\profilelist\SID\
  • Once determined export the sid and if there is a duplicate with .bak export it as well.
  • Delete SID key.
  • Reboot
  • Logon as the user and see if the profile loads successfully.
  • There is also a pending folder on the network that is a last step if the steps above does not work. I reboot the machine and I delete all content within the pending folder on the Network (not the pending folder).
  • l then logon as the user and see what happens.
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arnoldConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Login as domain admin after the failed login, and look at the event log to see what happened

Alternatively, open regedit as admin, navigate to hkey_local_machine, software, microsoft, Windows nt,currentversion, profilelist and profileguid delete the reference to the domain guid for this user.
The temp is created because the reference in the above section points to the user profile the system reflects as in use, in which case a temporary profile folder is created.

If as others pointed out this is a roaming profile, see whether this user experience the same issue on another system where the user previously has not logged in.
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
1. Please, check Event View for any related entries.
2. Disjoin and rejoin the computer to domain. If this doesn't help...
3. Use System restore to go back.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I am trying to login with the a domain user account which worked fine till now

Delete the profile and make a new one as suggested above.
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your help
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
What was the issue?
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
The user profile was corrupted
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
Do you use roaming profiles?
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
No
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