A temporary profile is loaded when logging onto Vista or Windows 7 workstation

Problem: When logging into windows Vista or Windows 7, I get the following error:

Your user profile was not loaded correctly! You have been logged on with a temporary profile.

Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off. Please see the event log for details or contact your administrator.

No matter what you do, this problem will happen with some users but not all.

Solution:  This problem is usually created by deleting a user profile off the workstation incorrectly by deleting the profile folder in the C:\users directory on the workstation.  The correct way is to manage the profiles within windows and delete them there.  This, unfortunately, is not realistic if you need to delete multiple profiles on many machines.  It would be way too time consuming.   This is where Delprof2 comes in.  A basic command line executable that can delete all your inactive profiles on the workstation. There are options to do it remotely, silently and exclude profiles. I cleaned 3 computer labs worth of unneeded profiles and it took just a couple of hours (mainly because there were a ton of profiles per machine) but if I would have had to do that manually, it would have taken days.


Solution to fix the temp profile error can be found here.

Download Delprof2 here

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