Creating new profiles


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Ken

Hi, I've got some problems with some of the workstations here in my company.
I've got a running Windows 2000 Server and the workstations are running
Windows 2000 Professional. Some of the workstations keeps creating new
profiles for existing users which then creates the problem since a new
profile causes their files to be "missing" (but they're not really missing,
they are just on the old profile). The "Document and Settings Folder" now
contains "username.domainname" and "username.domainname.000" which we then
have to copy the files from the old ("username.domainname") profile to the
new ("username.domainname.000") profile. Is there any way to prevent this
or any idea why this happen, since a new profile would mean a new setup of
some of their applications (ex: email setup of outlook). Thanks
 
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Jerold Schulman

Hi, I've got some problems with some of the workstations here in my company.
I've got a running Windows 2000 Server and the workstations are running
Windows 2000 Professional. Some of the workstations keeps creating new
profiles for existing users which then creates the problem since a new
profile causes their files to be "missing" (but they're not really missing,
they are just on the old profile). The "Document and Settings Folder" now
contains "username.domainname" and "username.domainname.000" which we then
have to copy the files from the old ("username.domainname") profile to the
new ("username.domainname.000") profile. Is there any way to prevent this
or any idea why this happen, since a new profile would mean a new setup of
some of their applications (ex: email setup of outlook). Thanks
See tip 4631 » How do I recovery a lost local user profile?
in the 'Tips & Tricks' at http://www.jsifaq.com
 
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Dave Patrick

The odd case is usually the result of profile corruption. If this happens
methodically then it may be incorrect permissions on the \default user
profile which has migrated to the user. The \default user profile should
have local machine 'Everyone' full control permissions.

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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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