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  • Hello,

    I actually have a simple question.  We have been getting userenv errors in the past that require applying a cleanup in the registry for SID entries.  Sometimes we have to rebuild the profile too.  Also, a quick fix noted is to reboot the workstation when a temp profile loads, but we still need to apply the above fix.  Now, when we migrate to a new server and/or domain we add the registry cleanup as part of our workstation/user account rollover tasks.

    So, anyhow we know how to fix these errors, but the question I have is that is this a common issue among windows networks (domain controllers, group policies, etc.)? We are trying to find a way to limit the errors and basically get a better grasp of it.

    I have researched and it seems as though many network administators have experienced this issue.

    Thanks,

    Phil

    ProLogic IT


    Phil Peluso

    Thursday, September 5, 2013 8:49 PM

Answers

  • Try using ccleaner :) this helps you fix everything.

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    • Proposed as answer by Soh.M Saturday, September 7, 2013 1:41 AM
    • Marked as answer by Soh.M Thursday, October 3, 2013 3:45 AM
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  • Hi,

    For active SID profiles you could use ghostwalk.exe to eradicate the SID entries :)

    BUt again this is a common issue on windows network.


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    • Proposed as answer by Soh.M Friday, September 13, 2013 2:34 AM
    • Marked as answer by Soh.M Thursday, October 3, 2013 3:44 AM
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  • Try using ccleaner :) this helps you fix everything.

    Guowen Su
    Cisco Certified Network Associate
    Cisco Certified Internetwork professional - MPLS
    Certified Information Systems Security Professional
    Microsoft Partner Network 2011
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator:Security
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    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
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    • Proposed as answer by Soh.M Saturday, September 7, 2013 1:41 AM
    • Marked as answer by Soh.M Thursday, October 3, 2013 3:45 AM
    Saturday, September 7, 2013 1:40 AM
  • Thanks for the reply and we do use CCleaner on our client workstations.  This has to do with old SID profile entries in the registry that remain after switching to a new network or domain controller.  As mentioned, we have the solution, but I was just wondering if this is a common issue on Windows Network.  My supervisor wanted me to research if it was common and/or are there ways to help eliminate them.  Thanks for your reply

    Phil


    Phil Peluso

    Thursday, September 12, 2013 5:49 PM
  • Hi,

    For active SID profiles you could use ghostwalk.exe to eradicate the SID entries :)

    BUt again this is a common issue on windows network.


    Guowen Su
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    • Proposed as answer by Soh.M Friday, September 13, 2013 2:34 AM
    • Marked as answer by Soh.M Thursday, October 3, 2013 3:44 AM
    Friday, September 13, 2013 2:34 AM