After deleting a few domain-based non-roaming user profiles manually from C:\Users (including my own), I kept getting the following error upon login:
"The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded”
I tried to delete the SID from the registry as well as the GUID registry key used to cache the SID to no avail. After using procmon to find out what it wants, I see that it's referring to a few folders:
C:\users[myaccount] C:\users[myaccount].[domain_forest_name] C:\users\Default (doesn't exist on another 2008 server I can log into)
Since the problem happened with another user, I tried restoring his profile back to before I deleted it and he was also unable to log in even after following these steps.
I'm at a loss on what to do here. Every piece of info I've searched keeps referring to the SID deletion method, which clearly isn't working for me.
Has anyone run into this problem and/or have suggestions? Much appreciated!