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"Windows cannot load the locally stored profile" for a domain user

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by yerk55, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. yerk55

    yerk55 Flightless Bird

    This one is driving me mad. Ok, here’s the situation:

    PC with XP SP2, joined to a domain. There are 2 users that use this
    machine, both log in with their Active Directory logons. Melissa can
    log in fine and has never had a problem with this machine.

    Linda, however, used the machine fine for a week or so, then would
    get the error:
    "Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of
    this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local
    profile. If this problem persists, contact your network
    administrator."
    ...when trying to log in.

    So my first instinct was to blow away her locally cached profile. I
    did so under System properties, Advanced tab, User Profiles settings,
    and deleted her profile. I verified that her profile’s directory was
    gone under C:/Docuemts and Settings\

    I had Linda log back in (still we her domain logon), to create a new
    local profile. It worked fine for a few days, then the same error.

    Ok, so next I get the idea to clone her local profile using Melissa’s,
    since Melissa has never had any issues logging in.

    I go System properties, Advanced tab, User Profiles settings, click on
    Melissa’s account, then Copy To. In the “Copy Profile To” I browse to
    C:/Documents and settings\Linda as the target. In the “Permitted to
    use” section, I went in and added Machine\Everyone

    This seemed to work fine. Linda logged in, and sure enough she had the
    same desktop as Melissa and all worked fine…. for about a week. Now
    she’s getting the same error.

    What can I try next?

    Again, this isn’t a local user account, so there’s nothing to delete/
    recreate there.
    I’ve tried deleted her locally cached profile and letting recreate
    itself.
    I’ve tried cloneing her locally cached profile from another domain
    user who has no troubles.
    And it's just the one user. Tried several other domain logons on this
    machine, all seem to be fine.

    I would be really grateful in advance for any suggestions! TIA
     
  2. yerk55

    yerk55 Flightless Bird

    Re: "Windows cannot load the locally stored profile" for a domainuser

    Forgot to add:

    all users are set to have local admin rights on this macine (added
    machine\Everyone to local Admin group)
     
  3. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Re: "Windows cannot load the locally stored profile" for a domainuser

    Perhaps the user is killing power before the system is done saving settings?

    yerk55 wrote:
    > This one is driving me mad. Ok, here’s the situation:
    >
    > PC with XP SP2, joined to a domain. There are 2 users that use this
    > machine, both log in with their Active Directory logons. Melissa can
    > log in fine and has never had a problem with this machine.
    >
    > Linda, however, used the machine fine for a week or so, then would
    > get the error:
    > "Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of
    > this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local
    > profile. If this problem persists, contact your network
    > administrator."
    > ..when trying to log in.
    >
    > So my first instinct was to blow away her locally cached profile. I
    > did so under System properties, Advanced tab, User Profiles settings,
    > and deleted her profile. I verified that her profile’s directory was
    > gone under C:/Docuemts and Settings\
    >
    > I had Linda log back in (still we her domain logon), to create a new
    > local profile. It worked fine for a few days, then the same error.
    >
    > Ok, so next I get the idea to clone her local profile using Melissa’s,
    > since Melissa has never had any issues logging in.
    >
    > I go System properties, Advanced tab, User Profiles settings, click on
    > Melissa’s account, then Copy To. In the “Copy Profile To” I browse to
    > C:/Documents and settings\Linda as the target. In the “Permitted to
    > use” section, I went in and added Machine\Everyone
    >
    > This seemed to work fine. Linda logged in, and sure enough she had the
    > same desktop as Melissa and all worked fine…. for about a week. Now
    > she’s getting the same error.
    >
    > What can I try next?
    >
    > Again, this isn’t a local user account, so there’s nothing to delete/
    > recreate there.
    > I’ve tried deleted her locally cached profile and letting recreate
    > itself.
    > I’ve tried cloneing her locally cached profile from another domain
    > user who has no troubles.
    > And it's just the one user. Tried several other domain logons on this
    > machine, all seem to be fine.
    >
    > I would be really grateful in advance for any suggestions! TIA
     
  4. yerk55

    yerk55 Flightless Bird

    Re: "Windows cannot load the locally stored profile" for a domainuser

    It seems they leave it powered on at all times. Just logging in and
    out as needed

    On Jul 2, 10:29 am, Bob I <bire...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > Perhaps the user is killing power before the system is done saving settings?
    >
    >
    >
    > yerk55 wrote:
    > > This one is driving me mad. Ok, here’s the situation:

    >
    > > PC with XP SP2, joined to a domain. There are 2 users that use this
    > > machine, both log in with their Active Directory logons. Melissa can
    > > log in fine and has never had a problem with this machine.

    >
    > > Linda, however, used the  machine fine for a week or so, then would
    > > get the error:
    > > "Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of
    > > this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local
    > > profile. If this problem persists, contact your network
    > > administrator."
    > > ..when trying to log in.

    >
    > > So my first instinct was to blow away her locally cached profile. I
    > > did so under System properties, Advanced tab, User Profiles settings,
    > > and deleted her profile. I verified that her profile’s directory was
    > > gone under C:/Docuemts and Settings\

    >
    > > I had Linda log back in (still we her domain logon), to create a new
    > > local profile. It worked fine for a few days, then the same error.

    >
    > > Ok, so next I get the idea to clone her local profile using Melissa’s,
    > > since Melissa has never had any issues logging in.

    >
    > > I go System properties, Advanced tab, User Profiles settings, click on
    > > Melissa’s account, then Copy To. In the “Copy Profile To” I browse to
    > > C:/Documents and settings\Linda as the target. In the “Permitted to
    > > use” section, I went in and added Machine\Everyone

    >
    > > This seemed to work fine. Linda logged in, and sure enough she had the
    > > same desktop as Melissa and all worked fine…. for about a week. Now
    > > she’s getting the same error.

    >
    > > What can I try next?

    >
    > > Again, this isn’t a local user account, so there’s nothing to delete/
    > > recreate there.
    > > I’ve tried deleted her locally cached profile and letting recreate
    > > itself.
    > > I’ve tried cloneing her locally cached profile from another domain
    > > user who has no troubles.
    > > And it's just the one user. Tried several other domain logons on this
    > > machine, all seem to be fine.

    >
    > > I would be really grateful in advance for any suggestions! TIA- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -
     
  5. ElmerGo

    ElmerGo Flightless Bird

    Re: "Windows cannot load the locally stored profile" for a domain

    I am having the same issue with "some" users. We have 300 local computers
    that were converted to AD. This was not a problem. We have 700 remote
    computers converted to AD. We have a hand full having this issue. My fear is
    that the number is growing. I read a post that this will happen if there are
    different User SIDs for the same user name after creating to domain user
    profile. I verified that there are 2 SIDs for the affected user. I deleted
    the earlier one and have not had the issue since.
    With 700 remote computers this would be large task. I need to know what is
    triggering this to happen.

    "yerk55" wrote:

    > It seems they leave it powered on at all times. Just logging in and
    > out as needed
    >
    > On Jul 2, 10:29 am, Bob I <bire...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > > Perhaps the user is killing power before the system is done saving settings?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > yerk55 wrote:
    > > > This one is driving me mad. Ok, here’s the situation:

    > >
    > > > PC with XP SP2, joined to a domain. There are 2 users that use this
    > > > machine, both log in with their Active Directory logons. Melissa can
    > > > log in fine and has never had a problem with this machine.

    > >
    > > > Linda, however, used the machine fine for a week or so, then would
    > > > get the error:
    > > > "Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of
    > > > this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local
    > > > profile. If this problem persists, contact your network
    > > > administrator."
    > > > ..when trying to log in.

    > >
    > > > So my first instinct was to blow away her locally cached profile. I
    > > > did so under System properties, Advanced tab, User Profiles settings,
    > > > and deleted her profile. I verified that her profile’s directory was
    > > > gone under C:/Docuemts and Settings\

    > >
    > > > I had Linda log back in (still we her domain logon), to create a new
    > > > local profile. It worked fine for a few days, then the same error.

    > >
    > > > Ok, so next I get the idea to clone her local profile using Melissa’s,
    > > > since Melissa has never had any issues logging in.

    > >
    > > > I go System properties, Advanced tab, User Profiles settings, click on
    > > > Melissa’s account, then Copy To. In the “Copy Profile To†I browse to
    > > > C:/Documents and settings\Linda as the target. In the “Permitted to
    > > > use†section, I went in and added Machine\Everyone

    > >
    > > > This seemed to work fine. Linda logged in, and sure enough she had the
    > > > same desktop as Melissa and all worked fine…. for about a week. Now
    > > > she’s getting the same error.

    > >
    > > > What can I try next?

    > >
    > > > Again, this isn’t a local user account, so there’s nothing to delete/
    > > > recreate there.
    > > > I’ve tried deleted her locally cached profile and letting recreate
    > > > itself.
    > > > I’ve tried cloneing her locally cached profile from another domain
    > > > user who has no troubles.
    > > > And it's just the one user. Tried several other domain logons on this
    > > > machine, all seem to be fine.

    > >
    > > > I would be really grateful in advance for any suggestions! TIA- Hide quoted text -

    > >
    > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > .
    >
     
  6. Tim Meddick

    Tim Meddick Flightless Bird

    Re: "Windows cannot load the locally stored profile" for a domain

    I had this exact thing happen on my standalone PC the other day!

    I only have one active profile on the PC (besides Administrator), and all
    my user settings have taken me over three years to accumulate. - I was
    "gutted"!!

    Luckily, I make regular backups of my "ntuser.dat" file in my profile's
    folder, and was able to restore it, overwriting the affected "ntuser.dat"
    profile, and all was back to normal on reboot. (Did this using Recovery
    Console).

    I believe it was caused by one part of the boot / logon process working
    faster than another part of it, causing the profile's data file
    [ntuser.dat] to become "locked by another process".

    I have the following registry setting, so I was surprised at such an
    occurrence, as I believe that having this setting would make the
    possibility of such a thing happening even more remote.:-

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\system]
    "RunLogonScriptSync"=dword:00000001

    It had never happened before, and I don't expect it to ever reoccur again.

    ==

    Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)




    "ElmerGo" <ElmerGo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8321D3BC-84E6-4A79-9C12-2A182BDA671E@microsoft.com...
    >I am having the same issue with "some" users. We have 300 local computers
    > that were converted to AD. This was not a problem. We have 700 remote
    > computers converted to AD. We have a hand full having this issue. My fear
    > is
    > that the number is growing. I read a post that this will happen if there
    > are
    > different User SIDs for the same user name after creating to domain user
    > profile. I verified that there are 2 SIDs for the affected user. I
    > deleted
    > the earlier one and have not had the issue since.
    > With 700 remote computers this would be large task. I need to know what
    > is
    > triggering this to happen.
    >
    > "yerk55" wrote:
    >
    >> It seems they leave it powered on at all times. Just logging in and
    >> out as needed
    >>
    >> On Jul 2, 10:29 am, Bob I <bire...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >> > Perhaps the user is killing power before the system is done saving
    >> > settings?
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > yerk55 wrote:
    >> > > This one is driving me mad. Ok, here’s the situation:
    >> >
    >> > > PC with XP SP2, joined to a domain. There are 2 users that use this
    >> > > machine, both log in with their Active Directory logons. Melissa can
    >> > > log in fine and has never had a problem with this machine.
    >> >
    >> > > Linda, however, used the machine fine for a week or so, then would
    >> > > get the error:
    >> > > "Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of
    >> > > this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local
    >> > > profile. If this problem persists, contact your network
    >> > > administrator."
    >> > > ..when trying to log in.
    >> >
    >> > > So my first instinct was to blow away her locally cached profile. I
    >> > > did so under System properties, Advanced tab, User Profiles
    >> > > settings,
    >> > > and deleted her profile. I verified that her profile’s directory was
    >> > > gone under C:/Docuemts and Settings\
    >> >
    >> > > I had Linda log back in (still we her domain logon), to create a new
    >> > > local profile. It worked fine for a few days, then the same error.
    >> >
    >> > > Ok, so next I get the idea to clone her local profile using Melissa’s,
    >> > > since Melissa has never had any issues logging in.
    >> >
    >> > > I go System properties, Advanced tab, User Profiles settings, click
    >> > > on
    >> > > Melissa’s account, then Copy To. In the “Copy Profile To†I browse
    >> > > to
    >> > > C:/Documents and settings\Linda as the target. In the “Permitted to
    >> > > use†section, I went in and added Machine\Everyone
    >> >
    >> > > This seemed to work fine. Linda logged in, and sure enough she had
    >> > > the
    >> > > same desktop as Melissa and all worked fine…. for about a week. Now
    >> > > she’s getting the same error.
    >> >
    >> > > What can I try next?
    >> >
    >> > > Again, this isn’t a local user account, so there’s nothing to
    >> > > delete/
    >> > > recreate there.
    >> > > I’ve tried deleted her locally cached profile and letting recreate
    >> > > itself.
    >> > > I’ve tried cloneing her locally cached profile from another domain
    >> > > user who has no troubles.
    >> > > And it's just the one user. Tried several other domain logons on
    >> > > this
    >> > > machine, all seem to be fine.
    >> >
    >> > > I would be really grateful in advance for any suggestions! TIA- Hide
    >> > > quoted text -
    >> >
    >> > - Show quoted text -

    >>
    >> .
    >>
     

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