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Windows 7: loaded into a temporary profile - on a Domain

22 Aug 2012   #1

Win 7 Pro 32BIT
loaded into a temporary profile - on a Domain

We recently noticed this issue seems to happen more to Windows 7 machines than Windows XP machines on our network. We are about 60% Windows 7 and 40% WinXP.

The Issue:
We have a mixture of Win Xp, Win 7 Enterprise & Win 7 Pro machines on the network. We are logging into a domain. Randomly users will load into a temporary profile. Some times users will get this back to back for a few days in a row, other times its completely random. We haven't been able to find a pattern. The Win 7 Enterprise machines are encrypted with BitLocker if that has any bearing on this issue.

It only happens to users who are internal (in the office) who are working off a docking station or at at desktop machine. Most often, its a laptop on a docking station. The issue only being in the office, almost makes me think its an internal networking issue. Though the issue happens all over the building on multiple floors (so multiple switches & VLANS are seeing the issue).

The Fix:
The fix (Windows 7) we have been using is to open the registry to
HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\WinNT\CurrentVersion\Profile List\
One will be listed as the normal S-1-5....
the ProfileImagePath will read c:\Users\Temp
We delete this SID key, and reboot the machine
this will cause the machine to boot back into their normal profile.
There is no SID with .bak listed behind it, so the previous Vista fix link does not apply to this.

Any ideas or thoughts on this overall? Any help is welcome. Trying to find a permanent solution for this as we are spending much too much time fixing this daily.

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