Domain user profile folders show up as username and NOT username.domainname

Jake22

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I created a new domain user account through Active Directory on Windows Server 2012 R2. Whenever I log into ANY of my domain-joined PCs (all running windows 7 pro 64-bit) with my domain account, it prepares my new desktop and I get in just fine. Then, I navigate to my user profile folder and find that it's named username like it's a local account instead of username.domainname. In the past, I always see it named username.domainname. Also, the account isn't showing up in the user accounts list. Why is this happening??
 
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root

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the default is just accountname, not accountname.domainname

you'll only see accountname.domain name when "account name" already exists.

most often this means you'll have a folder for administrator (local admin) and administrator.domain (for domain admin)

sometimes you'll have been using a PC and have your local profile for the local user that you were (e.g. bob) then you setup the domain after that, and create a domain user with the same name, but on the domain, hence when you login, you can't create c:\users\bob as a new folder as it already exists, so instead it is renamed to c:\users\bob.domainname

if you already have that (perhaps as you have a previous installation of the domain and hence same usernames but different SIDs) you'll get username.domainname.001
 

Jake22

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Thanks for clearing that up for me. Sorry about that. I'm new to servers this year.
 
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