This is a piece of information that every Administrator should know, because there are many cases when you will receive the error: “you have been logged on with a temporary profile” and you prefer not to reinstall that machine…
“How can I delete a user profile on a Windows 7 Computer, that is already part of a domain?”
A. Simple solution (if it doesn’t work, go to B)
- Log in with an account that has administrator privileges
- Go to Start / Right click on My Computer / Properties
4. Click on Settings (under User Profiles):
5. Select the profile you would like to remove and press Delete and OK:
*If the profile is not here go to step B!
B. Not-so-simple solution (if A doesn’t work straight away, or the profile is not in the list)
In this case you need to remove the profile from Regedit. In order to do that:
- Go to Start / type Regedit / open it
2. Browse to the following registry key:
3. In this folder you will see keys that start with S-1-5-21…
4. If you click on them, in the right panel you will see the profile name
At this time you will be able to login with the desired domain account and you should not encounter the “Temporary profile” problem.
Enjoy & drop a line if you have issues.