Windows 7 and 2008 Terminal Server Profiles

Post date: May 10, 2012 3:31:41 PM

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