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    Question user profile corrupt in Windows XP and Vista leaving "user" and using "user.DOMAIN"

    Hi All,

    I'm having weird issue with some of my user Windows XP and some of them using Vista that they seems to lost their personal profile in their workstation
    the reason previously was the user taking too long in the "Applying computer settings..." therefore I manage to

    1. login using local admin (offline) and then disable all of the startup items using MSCONFIG.
    2. reset the AD domain passsword
    3. the user login into the AD domain.

    and we were surprised that all of the settings are all gone ? back to the default (including outlook 2007 start to download the email from server again).

    and then when i look into the C:\Document and Settings i found out that there are two directories

    user --> was more than 300 MB
    user.DOMAIN --> newly setup so the size only 13 MB+

    how can i go back to the old profile ?
    none of the user is using roaming profile.

    Note:
    single domain only.
    Domain functionality: Windows 2000 Native
    DC: Windows Server 2003 Std. x64 R2 SP2

    Thanks,
    AWT

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    Quote Originally Posted by albertwt View Post
    Hi All,

    I'm having weird issue with some of my user Windows XP and some of them using Vista that they seems to lost their personal profile in their workstation
    the reason previously was the user taking too long in the "Applying computer settings..." therefore I manage to

    1. login using local admin (offline) and then disable all of the startup items using MSCONFIG.
    2. reset the AD domain passsword
    3. the user login into the AD domain.

    and we were surprised that all of the settings are all gone ? back to the default (including outlook 2007 start to download the email from server again).

    and then when i look into the C:\Document and Settings i found out that there are two directories

    user --> was more than 300 MB
    user.DOMAIN --> newly setup so the size only 13 MB+

    how can i go back to the old profile ?
    none of the user is using roaming profile.

    Note:
    single domain only.
    Domain functionality: Windows 2000 Native
    DC: Windows Server 2003 Std. x64 R2 SP2

    Thanks,
    AWT
    1. Log onto system (preferably as admin).

    2. Goto start/run/regedt32

    3. Locate key - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

    4. This will show all readable profiles on the machine, it may but probably will not show information leading to the users original profile.

    5. Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\UsersName and note the profile name of the original profile, usually the same minus the domain information. Make a note of it.

    6. Now go back to regedt and manually edit the duplicate profile location in the ProfileImagePath key to that of the original e.g:

    Original - %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\jsmith
    Duplicate - %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\jsmith.domain

    Change the duplicate to point to the original profile, save the change.

    7. Now have the user log back in, and they should now again be operating on their original profile - bring on huge relief!


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    Quote Originally Posted by danrhodes View Post
    1. Log onto system (preferably as admin).

    2. Goto start/run/regedt32

    3. Locate key - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

    4. This will show all readable profiles on the machine, it may but probably will not show information leading to the users original profile.

    5. Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\UsersName and note the profile name of the original profile, usually the same minus the domain information. Make a note of it.

    6. Now go back to regedt and manually edit the duplicate profile location in the ProfileImagePath key to that of the original e.g:

    Original - %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\jsmith
    Duplicate - %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\jsmith.domain

    Change the duplicate to point to the original profile, save the change.

    7. Now have the user log back in, and they should now again be operating on their original profile - bring on huge relief!


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    Wow, thanks man it really works !

    Cheers :-)

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    Np :-)

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