Active directory user profile issue.

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Active Directory
Windows Server 2003
Windows XP
XP Professional
I'm running active directory on 2003 servers with XP professional clients. When a user has any file open for editing and someone else tries to access that same file, they receive a notice that the file is locked by "profile" instead of the actual user that has it locked. What could cause this?

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I’ll assume these are MS Office files you’re talking about. To correct the “profile” so that it shows the actual username you will need to change the way you setup MS Office on your PC’s. That information is pulled form the “registered user” in your MS Office apps. That “registered user” is defined when you first install or launch an Office app. I’m sure there’s a way to change it in the registry after it’s been setup, but I’m not sure where.

Good luck,
Tom

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  • Technochic
    In order to view the actual user who has the file open you will need to go to the file server, right-click the my computer icon and choose "manage". Under System Tools, expand "shared folders" and then select "open files". It will list the AD name of the user who has that file open there.
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