Users have been logging on to some Win 7 machines without a problem for ages but now, whenever ANY user logs on, it logs them on with a temporary profile... This is only happening on 5 machines in our PPA room. A new switch has been added in there (managed) recently. Could it be that?
When I log on as a domain admin- it logs on without a problem...
Nobody is using roaming profiles.
Certainly sounds like the switch. Can you whack the old one back in for a short while just to check?
We've found that temporary profiles is usually caused by permissions issues. Have you tried checking permissions? Also try taking ownership and deleting the profile of a test user then logging on to see if that makes a difference.
I'm on a phone at the moment but do an advanced search here for a thread started by me called windows 7 temporary profile, the solution may be in there and is a bunch of registry keys to clean out.
What type of switch is it and can you read the log off it ? It could be some kind of loop or excessive broadcast somewhere stopping communication during log on if it isn't a software issue.
We've had that randomly on Toshiba tecra a11's. One tech suggested that when she removed the google toolbar from the offending machines they went right back to working with the normal profiles. I don't know if this is your problem or not but it might be worth checking out
marsdenprimary (17th May 2013)
I don't have exact idea why this is happening. With some online search I have found some solutions for the problem. Check if these methods work for you.
Follow the given steps:
1- Logon with local admin profile(account with admin privileges)
2- Open regedit and go to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList. Here you can see all SIDs of loaded profiles and probably you'll have some of them repeated but with .bak extensions.
3- Now Delete the profile with no .bak extension and rename the other, deleting only the .bak extension of it.
4- Restart your computer
Raising the registry limits can also help you.
To do so follow the given steps:
3. Run sfc /scannow
If above given methods do not work for you Visit below given link,
I hope you could find the solution: Windows 7 starting with a temporary profile
marsdenprimary (20th May 2013)
After having a look at the Users folder and at the profile list in the registry settings (thanks Amanda) , I noticed that there were more profiles in the registry than there were in the Users folder. As we don't use roaming profiles i just deleted the keys (leaving the Administrator, User) and now when users log on- no temporary profile. The list was huge compared to the folders created in the users folder so something has gone wrong somewhere along the way.
I'll be monitoring it to see how it gets on but i feel this has fixed it.
Thanks everyone for your help and guidance.
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