[Samba] Windows 7 often creates new user profiles
bwmetcalfe at gmail.com
Mon May 14 08:58:14 MDT 2012
There's a thread here:
...that implicates the winlogon process, and indicates a few possible fixes
and troubleshooting options. Aside from the ideas mentioned, I've had good
results in similar situations logging access/activity with Mark
Russinovich's (sysinternals) Process Monitor and ADinsight:
Best of luck.
On 14 May 2012 13:54, Donny Brooks <dbrooks at mdah.state.ms.us> wrote:
> On Saturday, May 12, 2012 04:48 PM CDT, Christian Meier <ch2009 at arcor.de>
> > On Sat, 12 May 2012 17:47:02 +0200
> > Christian Meier <ch2009 at arcor.de> wrote:
> > > Windows 7 clients often create new roaming profiles for existing
> > > users for no identifiable reason. Windows XP isn't affected.
> > Some reasons for this behavior I googled:
> > 1. insufficient permissions for profile-folder
> > 2. "trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain
> > failed." --> dis-join and rejoin the workstation
> > 3. .bak is appended in registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft
> > \Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList. Remove the other SIDs and the
> > ".bak" extension.
> > 4. do not use roaming profiles. (But there are other problems with
> > folder redirection .)
> > 
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> We too have seen this behavior but only on one of our pc's. It is not the
> server side that gets the rename as someone else mentioned but rather on
> the PC side. If you look in C:\Users\ you will see:
> The profile seems to be pulling/writing to the server just fine. We have
> tried removing all the entries in the registry for all users on the machine
> except the local administrator one, removing/rejoining the pc to the
> domain, and double checking permissions all to no avail. It will do "right"
> for a few weeks and then it will start doing the multiple profiles again.
> To this date we have not found a way to fix the issue.
> Donny B.
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