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Q. What is the meaning of the State Value Name in a user's registry profile?

When a user logs on, their registry profile at
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\<SID> contains a State Value Name, a REG_DWORD data type, that is a bit mask whose value indicates the state of the local profile cache.

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The mask bits and their meaning are:

Hex Mask    Description
 0001       Profile is mandatory.
 0002       Update the locally cached profile.
 0004       New local profile.
 0008       New central profile.
 0010       Update the central profile.
 0020       Delete the cached profile.
 0040       Upgrade the profile.
 0080       Using Guest user profile.
 0100       Using Administrator profile.
 0200       Default net profile is available and ready.
 0400       Slow network link identified.
 0800       Temporary profile loaded.

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