I have a remote desktop server on Server 2019, and another older RDS just in case. many happy users.
I created user accounts for a few clients and I also created contact objects of these users with their external email addresses.
all good until I was tasked with giving those users email accounts on our exchange server.
I used EAC to delete the Contact accounts.
that deleted the user accounts in Active Directory. So I recreated the accounts.
I used the same user names to keep it simple for the users. I created mailboxes for the recreated accounts.
The problem is when the user account signs onto the server. the user can sign on but the profile never recreates.
black background, the start button and clock may appear but flash every few seconds.
No desktop, no taskbar, and the event viewer starts filling with explorer.exe crashing every few seconds.
I deleted the user folder, the VHDX with the user SID, and every entry in the server registry, but no help.
no other users suffer this on that server. the new users have no issues on the other RDS server.
only these user accounts that had signed on to the server before their "contact" account was recreated.
I think I am missing some little record that is conflicting.
any help is appreciated.
thanks in advance,