Fixing temporary profile issues in Windows

A domain PC user could not access their profile. All documents and settings were gone, and an error similar to 'Using default system profile' popped up on login. Upon checking the event logs, the computer could not resolve the dns of the domain controller over the vpn. I attempted to remotely remove the pc from the domain but could not add it back. I even tried using the C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file to simulate the proper name resolution, but to no avail. I had the PC brought to the main office, where it was able to be joined back on the domain. The error continued with the user's profile! I found this guide online however, and was able to fix the issue.

Step one worked for me, after rejoining the pc to the domain:

http://www.sysprobs.com/fix-temporary-profile-windows-7

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