Windows 7 and 2008 Terminal Server Profiles

posted May 10, 2012, 8:31 AM by Unknown user
There is a right way and a wrong way to get rid of profiles on the new
windows platform. The wrong way is to go to C:\Users\ and delete the

What will happen if you do? When you try to login as the person whom
owned that folder, a temp folder will be created... something like
TEMPUSER.000 or something similar... The server will still let you
login and work, but, it will force you to setup outlook, and any other
tools that are usually setup on first logon. After you log off, and
back in again, it will do the same thing over again... no permanent
folder to work from... So, how do you fix this major mess up on your
part?... Open the Registry:

Go Here:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

Scroll through the SID List on the Left side... watch the right side
where it shows the user name.
When you find the SID for the user you deleted, just delete the SID on
the left side. Restart.
When that user goes to login again, the server will look at the list
in registry, not find the associated SID and assume its a new user and
go through the entire process including making a new user files