After deleting a user profile completely, sometimes we get this event when creating a fresh profile where it stops creating a new profile on the server.

Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-User Profiles Service
Date: Date
Event ID: 1511
Task Category: None
Level: Warning
Keywords: Classic
User: User
Computer: Computer
Description: Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off.


In the Run menu type Regedit and hit the Enter key.

Open Registry editor.

Go to this location.

Take a Registry Backup – Recommended – Right Click Export And Save it.

You can find GUIDs with .bak Extension where you can remove those:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\ProfileList


Log off and log back in.

User profile should be created without any issues.

For testing purposes, the corrupt profile can be renamed to [sid].old easily with the following PowerShell script:

$objUser = New-Object System.Security.Principal.NTAccount(Read-Host -Prompt "Enter Username")
$strSID = $objUser.Translate([System.Security.Principal.SecurityIdentifier])
Rename-Item -Path "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\$($strSID.Value)" -NewName "$($strSID.Value).old"