JSI Tip 1494. Bug: Empty folder is created when logon denied.

Jerold Schulman

July 29, 1999

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When a new user attempts to logon, but the default user profile is missing, they properly receive:

The operating system was unable to load your profile. Please contact your network administrator.

Unfortuneatly, an empty folder is created in %SystemRoot%Profiles. Each attempt to logon creates an empty %SystemRoot%Profiles%UserName%.xxx.

The proper behavior would be to just reject the logon and NOT create the folder.

This bug has not been fixed as of SP5.

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