If you’re facing problems logging in with your domain account to Windows Vista computer joined to a domain, and you’re wondering why you’re always getting logged on with a “temporary profile” on your Windows Vista computer, you need to read this post.
You’ve tried it all, deleting and recreating the profile, deleting the C:users%username% folder, etc. But the problem still remains.
This is because your domain user account is a member of either the Guests or Domain Guests local user group in the Windows Vista computer. Remove yourself from the group and feel the magic! 🙂
If that doesn’t work, here is another tip:
Open up Registry Editor, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionProfileList
You will find one entry for each profile. Check the following for the user account in question:
- Ensure the key name doesn’t end in “.bad“
- Ensure the RefCount value is 0
- Ensure the State value is 0
Thanks goes to my colleague Georgee for this tip!