JSI Tip 8887. When a user logs onto a Windows Server 2003 terminal server session, the Windows Server 2003 event log records 'Failed to load Terminal Server Profile path'?

The subject behavior will occur if the terminal server user is only a member of the local Guest security group.

NOTE: The user receives no errors and the session behaves normally.

You can safely ignore this error:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Winlogon
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1218
User: N/A
Description: Failed to load Terminal Server Profile path. Note that the profile path must be less than 256 characters in length.
User Name: <User Name>
Domain: <Domain Name>

If you wish to prevent this error, remove the user from the Guest group and add them to a group with greater rights.

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