Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New KB: User profile folder name is displayed as "user name@domain name" when use a UPN to log on (KB2748437)

A new KB article was released today related to a specific situation that leads to a user profile folder being created with the UPN as the name of the folder instead of the sAMAccountname.

“…Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a client computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 in an Active Directory domain.
  • You enable the User must change password at next logon option for the domain users.
  • You log on to a client computer by using a user principal name (UPN).  
  • The user profile folder is created on the client computer.
In this scenario, the format of the user profile folder name is displayed as follows: 

User name@domain name


  • The expected format of user profile folder name is in the sAMAccountName format.
  • This issue only occurs when you log on to a client computer for the first time. When you log on to the client computer again, the user profile folder is in the sAMAccountName format as expected…”

Source and fix:

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