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    Alex Galkin Guest

    Can't delete temporary roaming profile on a terminal server.

    We have PDC (#1) and two (#2 and #3) terminal servers.

    One user had her account deleted and recreated. She was usually logging into the terminal server #3. Now of course because her acc. was recreated she is able to log in fine in #2 terminal server but gets errors on #3.

    Basically, upon logging into #3 she gets a temporary Roaming profile that resides in C:\Documents and Settings\TEMP instead of <user name> folder. When she logs off, that TEMP folder disappears along with her temporary roaming profile from the list of profiles.

    In the list of profiles all options are dimmed and you can't do much.

    Question: How can I fix it and remove her old SID from that server to let her log in and create a "normal" profile?


    Please help!
    Thanks,
    Alex



    Anthony [MVP] wrote:

    Re: roaming profile won't delete
    11-Jul-08

    You need to use the GPMC to manage policies,
    Anthony,


    Previous Posts In This Thread:

    On Wednesday, July 09, 2008 11:42 PM
    Kearney wrote:

    roaming profile won't delete
    I'm having a problem with a network logon searching for a roaming profile
    even though the roaming profile path has been deleted from the user's
    properties on the server.

    Problem began when my PDC hard drive crashed and I wound up having to
    reformat and rebuilt a new PDC server from scratch, though the roaming
    profiles were stored on another drive that was not lost.

    However, in the new AD, I did not recreate the roaming profile path, but
    when the user logs on to the network, he's told his roaming profile cannot be
    fround.

    I went into the work station and checked the USER and deleted the RP path,
    but the problem persists. It also happens when I try to log on as that user
    from any other computer in the network.

    So how can I get rid of this "ghost" of a roaming profile?

    On Thursday, July 10, 2008 4:09 AM
    Anthony [MVP] wrote:

    Kearney,Did you restore the AD domain or create a new one with the same name
    Kearney,
    Did you restore the AD domain or create a new one with the same name and
    password?
    Anthony,

    On Thursday, July 10, 2008 1:50 PM
    Kearney wrote:

    Re: roaming profile won't delete
    Created new server with same domain name and password.

    "Anthony [MVP]" wrote:

    On Thursday, July 10, 2008 6:56 PM
    Anthony [MVP] wrote:

    Kearney,That won't work.
    Kearney,
    That won't work. Objects in AD are identified by a unique ID, so the ID will
    be different even with the same name. What you need to do now is to transfer
    the user data over to the new accounts.
    Anthony,


    "KearneyB" <KearneyB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:245163DA-504A-492C-9B12-06ADAC404EA9@microsoft.com...

    On Thursday, July 10, 2008 8:10 PM
    Kearney wrote:

    How?
    How? One solution that seems to be working in part is to log on to the server
    from a workstation that the user has never before used and then copying into
    that local profile the contents of his old local profile folder, but I'm
    still getting some wierd results. Programs that won't run or that won't allow
    you to open files by double-clicking, but will from with the application
    (i.e., Word & Excel) but still won't let you open them by double-clicking
    after you resave to the desktop and close the application.
    Kearney

    "Anthony [MVP]" wrote:

    On Friday, July 11, 2008 5:37 AM
    Anthony [MVP] wrote:

    You can recover the data easily enough.
    You can recover the data easily enough. Use NTBackup to copy the profile
    somewhere (so as to keep the original intact). Then take ownership and copy
    out the documents, favorites, desktop, application data etc that you want.
    Getting the settings is more difficult as some of these were stored in the
    user's registry or encrypted. Have a look at this:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324734
    Anthony,


    "KearneyB" <KearneyB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9278B947-5E45-47A4-8E53-6AF0B33E3198@microsoft.com...

    On Friday, July 11, 2008 6:16 AM
    Kearney wrote:

    Thanks. I think that does it. Now, if I may ask one more dumb question...
    Thanks. I think that does it. Now, if I may ask one more dumb question...When
    I open the GPO on the server, the module for folder redirect is missing. can
    you point me to a MS article on how to get it back? I tried searching but
    couldn't locate one. Thanks.
    Kearney


    "Anthony [MVP]" wrote:

    On Friday, July 11, 2008 7:13 AM
    Anthony [MVP] wrote:

    Re: roaming profile won't delete
    You need to use the GPMC to manage policies,
    Anthony,

    On Tuesday, April 13, 2010 4:04 PM
    Alex Galkin wrote:

    Unable to create a user profile on terminal server upon login.
    We have PDC (#1) and two (#2 and #3) terminal servers.

    One user had her account deleted and recreated. She was usually logging into the terminal server #3. Now of course because her acc. was recreated she is able to log in fine in #2 terminal server but gets errors on #3.

    Basically, upon logging into #3 she gets a temporary Roaming profile that resides in C:\Documents and Settings\TEMP instead of <user name> folder. When she logs off, that TEMP folder disappears along with her temporary roaming profile from the list of profiles.

    In the list of profiles all options are dimmed and you can't do much.

    Question: How can I fix it and remove her old SID from that server to let her log in and create a "normal" profile?


    Please help!
    Thanks,
    Alex


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    Re: Can't delete temporary roaming profile on a terminal server.

    Sometimes a person uses multiple computers, with the same user account. When will a computer user, he may have a different environment from that present on the other computer. In this case, it could be interesting for the user to configure a roaming profile. When Windows XP loads a temporary profile, your data is not lost. They are still in your profile 'damaged' in "C: \ Documents and Settings \ <your Profile> \"\. In some cases, simply turning off the post, on again, wait some seconds before turning the password logon and everything works again normally. If this does not, it is necessary to redo your profile.

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