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Windows 7: User Settings Not Remembered

11 May 2009   #1
zeus

Windows 7
 
 
User Settings Not Remembered

I have a computer running Windows 7 (Build 7100). I joined it to my work Domain with no issues. I signed in using my username and password.

I can map network drives and change my settings. Any time I log out or restart my computer all the network settings, desktop settings, mapped drives and files are gone. I have to start over again like its the first time I've ever logged onto the network.

I had this very same problem in Vista and was never able to solve it. This is why my entire workplace is still on XP.

Does anyone have any ideas? I cannot seem to find anything to fix it.

Thanks.


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11 May 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Maybe the domain controller isn't configured properly for Vista and 7? I dunno.

Have you spoken to your I.T. staff at all about this?
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11 May 2009   #3
zeus

Windows 7
 
 

Unfortunately, I am the I.T. Staff. I didn't know the DC had to be configured differently to accept Vista or Win7. I will look into that. Thanks for the tip.
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11 May 2009   #4
jkkw

Windows 7
 
 

when this happened to me, i saw a warning balloon about temporary profiles. Did you see this when it happened?
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11 May 2009   #5
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

You're welcome, but I've had 0 exposure to domains and know very little about them. Not even sure this is correct, but doesn't the domain controller hold all the user profiles? If they are stored there, than I guess that's what would have to be checked.

Or maybe something to do with group policies. Again, just complete guesses on my part.

Good luck!
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12 May 2009   #6
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

i have seen alot of situations personally while fooling around, that doesnt keep settings saved. This isnt out of the ordinary for this build i have seen. I just havent seen many ppl reporting the fact that this is a bigger issue. Its the "off the beat path" type locations/scenarios/MS apps and settings that are the problem. More common settings seem to save correctly. Would have to go down the list 1 by 1 to correctly identify ones that are being saved and ones that arent, and there are more than just one or two i have seen. In some cases, security file permissions not kept, and specify sharing with a created library and networked folders on a HG. Just off the top of my head. I would have to go thru the scenario previously to give you a more detailed explanation. But its looking widespread as well.
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20 May 2009   #7
hmfamily0

Winxp and Windows 7
 
 

I have the same problem. My domain login to Windows 7 is TEMPORARY.
When I logoff and logon again, all my settings are gone, back to default.
Backgrounds, profile image, even quick launch toolbar is no longer setup.

HOW TO CHANGE from Temporary to permanent? Need it to remember all my settings.
C:\Users\USERID\NETUSER.DAT <--- says DAT not MEM
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21 May 2009   #8
jkkw

Windows 7
 
 

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22 May 2009   #9
Hammerhead786

 
 

Zeus, are you using mandatory profiles? See this:

Create a mandatory user profile
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28 May 2009   #10
tleung

Linux - Debian, Windows 7, Windows XP, Server 2008, 2003
 
 

I do know that for where the profiles are kept, a V2 folder is created. So ... if you have a folder used in XP before, make sure to create another folder with the same name as the XP profile folder but with .V2 at the end.

I copied the contents of the previous folder into the V2 folder and it worked.

Someone also mentioned a profile migration tool. Anyone know about that?
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