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    Odd problem with local profiles

    Recently,I've been getting calls about staff losing settings and icons when they log in to Win7
    When I check the C:\Users folder I see this sort of thing:

    .\jbloggs
    .\jbloggs.DOMAIN
    .\jbloggs.DOMAIN.000
    .\jbloggs.DOMAIN.001
    etc
    etc

    I'm guessing that the profiles are failing to unload properly when the user logs out or the PC is shutdown..

    Question is - what's causing it?

    All PCs have the same build, and is happening sporadically across the school and cannot figure out what is causing it

    Profiles are not roaming, or mandatory - we redirect via Group Policy (2008 R2)

    Any suggestions?

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    No idea sorry, but this happens quite a lot on my Win XP SP3 kit (and when it was on SP2 as well)

    delprof helps

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    You could try looking at You experience log off problems on a Windows XP-based, Windows Server 2003-based, Windows 2000-based, or Windows NT 4.0-based computer and seeing if that makes any difference.

    I had the problem for years at my previous school. In the end, mostly for other reasons, I redirected things like user Desktops so that it wasn't part of the profile and most of the problems went away.

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    We have this problem here. Mostly with XP machines. If you rename the profile folder in their account to profile.old, the next time they log in the profile will be recreated. Make sure that you delete all old local profiles on the machine or the account will pick those up. It seems to work for us.

    James

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