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  • Username and Domain name issues

    I'm sorry if this is a repost, I searched for quite sometime and just didn't come across anything.



    We just took out some machines, imaged them, put the image onto another computer so all of the profiles are there.

    When users login, the user gets a new account.

    For Example:
    Account was jcornick
    Now it's jcornick.cityhall

    So in the Useres listings you see:
    jcornick
    jcornick.cityhall

    Where cityhall is our domain.

    This is totally random on a few machines.

    Any idea what causes this? Any love?

    Nice page, by the way, lots of good information here!
    Thanks for any help!
    Last edited by Jeff Cornick; 4th April 2006, 13:28.

  • #2
    Re: Username and Domain name issues

    Did you sysprep the images??

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    • #3
      Re: Username and Domain name issues

      Originally posted by wullieb1
      Did you sysprep the images??

      Not sure what you mean by that, so I would have to say no.

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      • #4
        Re: Username and Domain name issues

        What did you use to image the other machines?
        Was the hardware on the image machine that same as the had=rdware on the imaged machines?
        1 1 was a racehorse.
        2 2 was 1 2.
        1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
        2 2 1 1 2

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        • #5
          Re: Username and Domain name issues

          Originally posted by biggles77
          What did you use to image the other machines?
          Was the hardware on the image machine that same as the had=rdware on the imaged machines?
          Acronis Trueimage, we've used it for a long time. And it's completely random, doesn't happen on all machines.

          Yes, identical machines.

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          • #6
            Re: Username and Domain name issues

            Some info about sysprep.

            More sysprep information.

            Click on Acronis and then do a CRTL + F on the page and enter sysprep in the Find what window. An interesting FAQ.

            More info about Acronis & sysprep.
            1 1 was a racehorse.
            2 2 was 1 2.
            1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
            2 2 1 1 2

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            • #7
              Re: Username and Domain name issues

              The one thing I have been reading is that when the pc boots for the first time connected to the domain you should wait about 30 seconds. This gives the server and the pc time to run all the scripts. I've read this on two different places, not sure how accurate it is.


              I'll do some reading on the sysprep and get back to you. Thanks for the link.

              I appreciate the help.

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              • #8
                Re: Username and Domain name issues

                Okay, so we just had a user login...and they got the same thing.

                Their account:
                u85

                When they logged in:
                u85.cityhall

                Brought the computer in, let it sit for a while before loggin in. I logged in under their account and got:
                u85.cityhall.000

                That just adds more confusion because we didn't image anything for this machine...

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                • #9
                  Re: Username and Domain name issues

                  Have you deleted ALL the non default profiles on the machine before logging on with a "new" user?
                  1 1 was a racehorse.
                  2 2 was 1 2.
                  1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                  2 2 1 1 2

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                  • #10
                    Re: Username and Domain name issues

                    No, because this wasn't a fresh install.

                    The user went home at night and then came in for the next day for work and got that.

                    It's very sparatic and inconsistant - at best.



                    We've also had some machines have this:

                    u85
                    u85.cityhall
                    u85.cityhall.000
                    u85.cityhall.001
                    Last edited by Jeff Cornick; 4th April 2006, 13:29.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Username and Domain name issues

                      Really you need to sysprep your system prior to imaging it.

                      Have you tried to sysprep a fresh machine and see if you encounter any problems??

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                      • #12
                        Re: Username and Domain name issues

                        Originally posted by wullieb1
                        Really you need to sysprep your system prior to imaging it.
                        I'm not trying to be hard nosed about using sysprep. Don't get me wrong. But our problems don't seem consistent with what that software performs.

                        This last case it was not an image. It was a computer that has been used for some time now....and the guy logs in and all of a sudden on a machine that he has been using for a couple years and it just occures. Out of the blue.

                        I log in under admin, delete the account u85.cityhall and have him log back in and it recreates the u85.cityhall profile.

                        Originally posted by wullieb1
                        Have you tried to sysprep a fresh machine and see if you encounter any problems??
                        No, because we have not needed to image any machines lately.


                        Thanks for all your help.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Username and Domain name issues

                          Just to get it staright in my mind, he has been using the same machine for a couple of years. Is it still using the original software install/setup or has it been reimaged since then?
                          1 1 was a racehorse.
                          2 2 was 1 2.
                          1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                          2 2 1 1 2

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                          • #14
                            Re: Username and Domain name issues

                            Originally posted by biggles77
                            Just to get it staright in my mind, he has been using the same machine for a couple of years. Is it still using the original software install/setup or has it been reimaged since then?

                            Wish I had it straight in my head...lol

                            Yes, same machine. We've never had problems with it. Then he called and said "All my files are gone" And that's when we found this problem.

                            Original install.

                            Weirdest things...

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                            • #15
                              Re: Username and Domain name issues

                              First of all backup any profiles that you think may have been created when the user logs on.

                              Delete all the available profiles from the machine except the administrators. Delete them from system properties as well.

                              Logon as the user. This should create a new profile for them. You can then restore the data from the profiles you backed up.

                              It seems to me that Windows has lost its "connection" with the relevant profile for the user.

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