Profile problems.Domain name appended to profile and settings are


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ensf

We have a Windows 2003 Active Directory domain. Users login with a domain
account. Several of our workstations (Windows 2000 Pro SP 4 and some Windows
XP Pro SP2)are logging in to find that their profiles settings are missing.
We do not use roaming profiles. On investigation, I find that under the
C:\<system folder\documents and settings\, a new folder is created with the
name username.domain (i.e., johnsmith.abc.com). The original "username"
folder still exists. I can correct the problem, and I had done that
repeatedly. However, I would like to see if there are any suggestions on
preventing the loss of the profile in the first place. We have hardcoded
speed/duplex on our NICs to see if there is a connectivity issue on system
startup. The event log provides no information that can be investigated on
the KB. Any help would be appreciated.
 
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Dave Patrick

On a newly-joined-to-the-domain PC if you logon to the pc first, then to the
domain you would end up with two profiles.
%username%
and
%username%.%userdomain%
Else if you logon to the domain first, then to the pc you would end up with
%username%
and
%username%.%computername%

The profiles could also be corrupt and or orphaned for other reasons.



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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect
 
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ensf

These are computers that have been on the domain for some time and logged on
and off of the domain several times.

Are there tips to preventing profile corruption? It seems to be happening
way too often to be consider average. What are the most likely causes(
hardware, Active Directory)?

Dave Patrick said:
On a newly-joined-to-the-domain PC if you logon to the pc first, then to the
domain you would end up with two profiles.
%username%
and
%username%.%userdomain%
Else if you logon to the domain first, then to the pc you would end up with
%username%
and
%username%.%computername%

The profiles could also be corrupt and or orphaned for other reasons.



--

Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

ensf said:
We have a Windows 2003 Active Directory domain. Users login with a domain
account. Several of our workstations (Windows 2000 Pro SP 4 and some
Windows
XP Pro SP2)are logging in to find that their profiles settings are
missing.
We do not use roaming profiles. On investigation, I find that under the
C:\<system folder\documents and settings\, a new folder is created with
the
name username.domain (i.e., johnsmith.abc.com). The original "username"
folder still exists. I can correct the problem, and I had done that
repeatedly. However, I would like to see if there are any suggestions on
preventing the loss of the profile in the first place. We have hardcoded
speed/duplex on our NICs to see if there is a connectivity issue on system
startup. The event log provides no information that can be investigated
on
the KB. Any help would be appreciated.
 
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Dave Patrick

I'd say {software, hardware, things that users} do. In no particular order.

You also mentioned;

C:\<system folder\documents and settings

which leads me to believe these are upgrades from Windows NT. A clean
installation may also help.



--

Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect
 

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