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Server 2008 enterprise somehow has administrator.000 hierachy directory under normal administrator directory RRS feed

  • Question

  • Have read various threads but havent done any re-installs..used disk clean utility but not show under there..

    Total size of this is virtually the same as normal hierachy but cant delete..get Try Again and/or access denied via Administrator.

    And unfortunately, I cant advise how this occurred. Just somehow apppeared..

    Environment is ADDS integ. DNS, DHCP at this stage.

    Your assistance is appreciated in advance :)


    John Cheetley

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 10:44 PM

Answers

  • From cmd.exe session run SET then look for

    USERNAME=Administrator
    USERPROFILE=C:\Users\administrator

    If you see USERPROFILE=C:\Users\administrator.000 then the original local administrator profile was corrupt or otherwise orphaned.

    In days past one could create a new account with local administrative rights, logon with new account, then after saving off docs, etc. from corrupt/abandoned profiles use Control Panel|Users and Passwords and delete the old profile stores. Then when you next logon a new profile is created from an image in \default user Have not tried this on anything newer vintage than server 2003 though.

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 2:26 AM
  • Update:

    This appears to have worked without a hitch. I used my domain admin account and deleted the local admin profile and as expected a new one was created upon logging on locally.

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.




    • Edited by Dave PatrickMVP Saturday, May 5, 2012 6:40 PM
    • Marked as answer by The Chet Monday, June 4, 2012 10:20 PM
    Saturday, May 5, 2012 6:36 PM

All replies

  • From cmd.exe session run SET then look for

    USERNAME=Administrator
    USERPROFILE=C:\Users\administrator

    If you see USERPROFILE=C:\Users\administrator.000 then the original local administrator profile was corrupt or otherwise orphaned.

    In days past one could create a new account with local administrative rights, logon with new account, then after saving off docs, etc. from corrupt/abandoned profiles use Control Panel|Users and Passwords and delete the old profile stores. Then when you next logon a new profile is created from an image in \default user Have not tried this on anything newer vintage than server 2003 though.

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 2:26 AM
  • Thanks for the prompt response Mr Patrick

    I havent done anything to corrupt though..ok..

    Will try tonight(AEST) and let u know...


    John Cheetley

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 3:50 AM
  • Sometimes it just happens. I'd suggest trying in a test environment as a first measure.

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:19 AM
  • Apologies about the my respone time Dave..

    Yes..Set command shows that listing ..but these instructs are for 2003...not 2008...appears to be different..

    BTW...are you qualified for server 2008..or 2K3?


    John Cheetley

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012 2:41 AM
  • I can try it this weekend on a virtual 2008 guest.

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012 3:12 AM
  • Update:

    This appears to have worked without a hitch. I used my domain admin account and deleted the local admin profile and as expected a new one was created upon logging on locally.

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.




    • Edited by Dave PatrickMVP Saturday, May 5, 2012 6:40 PM
    • Marked as answer by The Chet Monday, June 4, 2012 10:20 PM
    Saturday, May 5, 2012 6:36 PM