Mandatory user profiles do not work as expected on Windows Vista-based and Windows Server 2008-based client computers when the %LogonServer% environment variable is set in the profile path

Article ID: 955625 – Last Review: November 17, 2008 – Revision: 1.0

Mandatory user profiles do not work as expected on Windows Vista-based and Windows Server 2008-based client computers when the %LogonServer% environment variable is set in the profile path

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SYMPTOMS

In a domain environment, you configure the domain users to use mandatory user profiles. You set the profile path by using the %LogonServer% environment variable. However, when a user tries to log on to the domain from a Windows Vista-based or Windows Server 2008-based client computer, the user is logged on by using a temporary profile. Additionally, if the Do not log users in with a temporary profile Group Policy setting is applied in the domain, the user cannot log on to the domain.

Note This issue does not occur if the user logs on to the domain from a Windows XP-based or Windows Server 2003-based client computer.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because the User Profile Service does not expand the %LogonServer% environment variable in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a Hotfix download available section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)

Note The Hotfix download available form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only one of these products may be listed on the “Hotfix Request” page. To request the hotfix package that applies to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, just select the product that is listed on the page.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, the computer must run one of the following:

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1(SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

Hotfix file information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista file information notes

  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
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    Version Product Milestone Service branch
    6.0.6000.20xxx Windows RTM LDR
    6.0.6001.22xxx Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP1 SP1 LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into Windows Server 2008. Therefore, RTM milestone files apply only to Windows Vista. RTM milestone files have a 6.0.0000.xxxxxx version number.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) installed for each environment are listed separately. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files (attributes not listed) are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
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File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Profprov.dll 6.0.6000.20899 29,184 20-Aug-2008 03:17 x86
Profsvc.dll 6.0.6000.20899 153,088 20-Aug-2008 03:17 x86
Userprofilewmiprovider.mof Not applicable 10,702 19-Aug-2008 22:31 Not applicable
Profprov.dll 6.0.6001.22247 29,184 20-Aug-2008 03:33 x86
Profsvc.dll 6.0.6001.22247 153,600 20-Aug-2008 03:33 x86
Userprofilewmiprovider.mof Not applicable 10,702 19-Aug-2008 22:32 Not applicable
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
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File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Profprov.dll 6.0.6000.20899 33,280 20-Aug-2008 03:39 x64
Profsvc.dll 6.0.6000.20899 178,688 20-Aug-2008 03:39 x64
Userprofilewmiprovider.mof Not applicable 10,702 19-Aug-2008 22:31 Not applicable
Profprov.dll 6.0.6001.22247 33,280 20-Aug-2008 04:46 x64
Profsvc.dll 6.0.6001.22247 178,688 20-Aug-2008 04:46 x64
Userprofilewmiprovider.mof Not applicable 10,702 19-Aug-2008 23:18 Not applicable
For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
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File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Profprov.dll 6.0.6001.22247 76,288 20-Aug-2008 04:51 IA-64
Profsvc.dll 6.0.6001.22247 402,432 20-Aug-2008 04:51 IA-64
Userprofilewmiprovider.mof Not applicable 10,702 19-Aug-2008 23:22 Not applicable

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the Applies to section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the User Profile Service, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms494053.aspx (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms494053.aspx)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa981571.aspx (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa981571.aspx)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms543640.aspx (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms543640.aspx)

For more information about roaming user profiles, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

324749  (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=324749/ ) How to create a roaming user profile in Windows Server 2003

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684  (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
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File name Package_for_kb955625_client_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,426
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,367
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_client~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,713
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,421
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,423
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,425
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,431
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,422
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,430
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_winpe_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,420
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_winpe~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,424
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name X86_d6aff5e9abfedf4f392880dd5379a194_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22247_none_3bd8b9b38ecdbfe8.manifest
File version Not applicable
File size 695
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name X86_fdc69e0960b81bbf7a2e7dac2fcaa448_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20899_none_8f25f8739f4cb363.manifest
File version Not applicable
File size 695
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name X86_microsoft-windows-profsvc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20899_none_f9fc6ac64ee4f731.manifest
File version Not applicable
File size 38,814
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 03:39
File name X86_microsoft-windows-profsvc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22247_none_fc16b8744be4c9bf.manifest
File version Not applicable
File size 38,816
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 04:11
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
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File name Amd64_5bb40b1c06552a0810b89587f83a65f1_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20899_none_095c3ff4d221f5ff.manifest
File version Not applicable
File size 699
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Amd64_c6d07af1ac8d73d1619dfbe5abb06a13_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22247_none_c3987dada984cb9c.manifest
File version Not applicable
File size 699
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Amd64_microsoft-windows-profsvc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20899_none_561b064a07426867.manifest
File version Not applicable
File size 39,109
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 04:06
File name Amd64_microsoft-windows-profsvc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22247_none_583553f804423af5.manifest
File version Not applicable
File size 39,111
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 05:33
File name Package_for_kb955625_client_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,434
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
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Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
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Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,429
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,431
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,433
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,439
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,430
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,438
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_winpe_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,428
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_winpe~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,432
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
Additional files for all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File name Ia64_6ee41cfa6a60a04cc7e54fb37cd57bb1_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22247_none_9de1af2201b7e569.manifest
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File size 697
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
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File version Not applicable
File size 39,087
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 05:30
File name Package_for_kb955625_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,425
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,426
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,429
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_server~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,434
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,426
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45
File name Package_for_kb955625_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not applicable
File size 1,433
Date (UTC) 20-Aug-2008
Time (UTC) 11:45

APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
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