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  • Hello,

    We are using Vista Business Edition in a Domain environment. After updated our domain server today, one Vista machine logged on and a new account was created for them. They already had an account on that machine. I logged in as admin and checked the users. I found two accounts:

    username

    username.domain

    I tried deleting the "username" but now I cannot log on to either account. How can I get this machine to use the account "username.domain"?

    Thank you for any help!

    Albert


    Albert S
    Thursday, November 17, 2011 6:25 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Are your meaning that it creates a temporary user (TMP)?

     

    If this is the case, please refer to the following KB article:

     

    A temporary profile is loaded after you log on to a Windows Vista-based system

     

    Regards,

     

    Sabrina


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    • Marked as answer by Albert S Monday, November 21, 2011 5:20 PM
    Monday, November 21, 2011 9:16 AM

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  • OK, There was a good restore point, so I logged on as administrator and ran the restore. That let me log back on to the correct account.

    Now the questions are:

    1) How can I get rid of the new account "username" that was created

    2) How can I prevent Vista from creating a new "username" account after I run the update again.

    Thank you for any help!

    Albert


    Albert S
    Thursday, November 17, 2011 7:08 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Are your meaning that it creates a temporary user (TMP)?

     

    If this is the case, please refer to the following KB article:

     

    A temporary profile is loaded after you log on to a Windows Vista-based system

     

    Regards,

     

    Sabrina


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights. |Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Albert S Monday, November 21, 2011 5:20 PM
    Monday, November 21, 2011 9:16 AM
  • OK, thanks. That did the trick of removing the temp account. I will try to apply the MS updates again. I will post back if any more problems.

    Thank you!

    Albert S.


    Albert S
    Monday, November 21, 2011 5:20 PM
  • Actully, it created a new account with the same name:

    So there are now two accounts:

    users\alberts.domainname

    &

    users\alberts

    So even when the user wants to logon to the domain, they are actually only logging on to users\alberts and not the domain.

    Thank you,

    Albert S.

     


    Albert S
    Monday, November 21, 2011 5:23 PM