Windows 7 Thread, User Profile Service failed the logon - FIX in Technical; Just in case anyone has had this error recently , I thought I'd share a fix we found. The issue ...
30th January 2014, 10:07 AM #1
User Profile Service failed the logon - FIX
Just in case anyone has had this error recently, I thought I'd share a fix we found. The issue is to do with clients not being able to logon and displaying this error...
We found various explanations online, but the most recent suggestions were that this was due to a January 2014 update. However, we recently upgraded IE in our suites to version 11, so who knows?
Anyway, the error can be fixed by altering the NTFS permissions on C:\users\default (You'll need to show all hidden drives in order to see this folder) and select the "Replace all child objects permissions with inheritable permissions from this object" so that it is enabled
This will allow users to login from then on. I can't explain why, as before making this change all subfolders and files have permissions that reflect the default user's.
Anyway this can be done through GPO, under Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > File System.
Hopefully this gets someone out of trouble!
30th January 2014, 10:20 AM #2
You need to clear out the profiles from the registry. the path below is where you will find them.
remove them from here and all will be well.
30th January 2014, 01:48 PM #3
Doesn't work. Even when you use accounts that have never been logged on to the machine and have no profile in the registry, the same error occurs.
30th January 2014, 02:27 PM #4
I've also had this recently, in my case once logged in locally I found that the eventlog, netlogon and many other services wouldn't start due to dependencys etc
My solution so far after a ton of googling has been to reset winsock - netsh winsock reset (elevated cmd needed)
I figured it was a fluke but I've been told this morning a couple of other machines have come up with the same issue so I'll give the above fix a go also
30th January 2014, 02:51 PM #5
Deleting these, and the contents of C:\Users (besides Default) always seemed to sort this error out for me.
Originally Posted by simongrahamuk
I have had some instances where Netlogon wouldn't start - I usually just reimaged the machine, but I'll keep that winsock in mind. Thanks!
30th January 2014, 02:51 PM #6
just out of curiosity have you got ab tutor installed? I found at my old place when re installing ab tutor on machines netlogon would stop running and we had to do the reset winsock as mentioned above.
18th February 2014, 08:43 AM #7
Struggling with this issue at the moment on a number of Windows 8 machines.
In my case it appears to be caused by an update which ironically is supposed to resolve the roaming profile issue Incompatibility between Windows 8 roaming user profiles and roaming profiles in other versions of Windows
Remove the update and it allows users to log on again - but screws up their roaming profile if they go back to a windows 7 machine. Install the update again and it prevents them from logging in.
Notice there is a rollup for windows 8.1 which includes this hotfix and others so starting to look at reinstalling all windows 8 machines with 8.1 and the rollup to see if it resolves the issue.
Non of the default user permission suggestions worked for me.
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