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logged in with temporary profile

    Question

  • I have a Small Business 2003 server. 98% of clients are XP Pro with Mandatory profiles that load on logon give the user a custom desktop, proxy settings, applications and printers. Introducing new equipment into the mix, I now have Win 7 Ulitimate clients. They can join the domain ok, but user profiles are not being applied when logging in.

    I am able to join the domain but when logging in as a user with a Mandatory profile I get the error message:

    "You have been logged in with a temporary profile. You cannot access your files and files created in this profile will be deleted when you log off..."

    MISSING: From the Mandatory profile, the user should have Printers and a customized desktop, and Internet Explorer proxy settings are not being loaded. However, network access to the user's files is available.


    Is there a workaround?
    Tuesday, January 26, 2010 3:58 PM

Answers

  • This article should answer your question http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb776892(VS.85).aspx

    this references Vista but the same would apply to windows 7 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940453 and this one as well http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947242

    What someone else said worked for them

    sometimes when working with multiple profiles that they can sometimes get corrupted. The error I would receive says that "You are logged into a Temporary Profile." This means that anything that user would do under that profile would get wiped immediately upon logging off. This problem seems to happen more frequently when it is a member of a domain. This will show you how to fix the profile error in Windows 7 without having to simply wipe the profile. This can come in very handy sometimes and has saved me hours of backing up and transferring profile data
    Restart your PC to release the locks on your profiles.

    Step
    2Log on with another administrative account.

    Step
    3Delete C:\Users\%username%

    Step
    4Delete C:\Users\TEMP

    Step
    5Delete the registry key matching your SID from
    "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList". Check the value "ProfileImagePath" to make sure you pick your own profile.

    Step
    6Restart once again and then you're done!


    MCSE, MCSA, MCDST [If this post helps to resolve your issue, please click the "Mark as Answer" or "Helpful" button at the top of this message. By marking a post as Answered, or Helpful you help others find the answer faster.]
    Tuesday, January 26, 2010 5:53 PM

All replies

  • This article should answer your question http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb776892(VS.85).aspx

    this references Vista but the same would apply to windows 7 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940453 and this one as well http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947242

    What someone else said worked for them

    sometimes when working with multiple profiles that they can sometimes get corrupted. The error I would receive says that "You are logged into a Temporary Profile." This means that anything that user would do under that profile would get wiped immediately upon logging off. This problem seems to happen more frequently when it is a member of a domain. This will show you how to fix the profile error in Windows 7 without having to simply wipe the profile. This can come in very handy sometimes and has saved me hours of backing up and transferring profile data
    Restart your PC to release the locks on your profiles.

    Step
    2Log on with another administrative account.

    Step
    3Delete C:\Users\%username%

    Step
    4Delete C:\Users\TEMP

    Step
    5Delete the registry key matching your SID from
    "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList". Check the value "ProfileImagePath" to make sure you pick your own profile.

    Step
    6Restart once again and then you're done!


    MCSE, MCSA, MCDST [If this post helps to resolve your issue, please click the "Mark as Answer" or "Helpful" button at the top of this message. By marking a post as Answered, or Helpful you help others find the answer faster.]
    Tuesday, January 26, 2010 5:53 PM
  • Thanks cdobbs, that worked for me.
    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 6:42 PM