Login Windows 2008 R2 domain computer using temp profile - Resolution with screenshots
Q: 1. The user could not login the domain computer running
Windows 7 with this error: user profile service failed the logon domain.
Usually, the user profile is stored in the %systemdrive%\users\[user name] directory, the %systemdrive%\users\[user name]\ntuser.dat stores the registry information. When the user logs on, if a user profile cannot be created, the system will use a temp user profile (create a profile folder with starting with ‘temp’ in the %systemdrive%\users). This temporary file will be deleted after the user logs out. The system will automatically recover to use the normal user profile when it is available next time.
In this case, it seems that the temp user profile has never been deleted after the user logs out. Hence when the user logs on, the temp user profile is used every time.
You may try the following steps to recover:
1. Back up the problem user profile in the %systemdrive%\users\[user name]
2. Use an administrator account to log in.
3. Run sysdm.cpl
4. Click Advanced
5. In User Profiles, click ‘Delete’
6. Check the %systemdrive%\users and make sure the temp profile and the %systemdrive%\users\[user name] has been deleted. If not, you may do it manually
7. Login the problem user and log out.
8. Use an administrator account to log in.
9. Delete %systemdrive%\users\[user name] and copy the user directory back in the %systemdrive%\users mentioned in step 1.
If this does not solve the problem, we may consider editing the registry directly. In the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\ProfileList, locate the problem user SID and remove the SID entry that formatted with .bak. It is highly suggested that you back up the registry entry before making any changes because registry key change is irreversible. This is just to make sure that if anything goes wrong, we can be safe.
There may be two similar GUIDS found for the problematic user, one for the temp profile and one for the regular profile but with the ".bak" extension.
I suggest you removed .bak from sid to check the result.
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