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The user profile service service failed the logon Fix

We’ve noticed with some windows 7 updates lately (we run enterprise x64) random machines won’t load new profiles. After a ton of searching online I stumbled upon one that got us back online.

Our fix was searching the machine for all .sqm files and deleting them!

To do this browse to your C: and in the upper right of the explorer window search *.sqm

.sqm search login issue fix

Once its finished delete all the files that end in .sqm. Reboot the machine and you should now be able to login.

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Cory Fiala

Technology and outdoor enthusiast. Currently the sole systems administrator for a local K-12 school district with 800+ staff and 5,500+ students. I support windows servers, Linux systems (FreeBSD and Ubuntu), along with vSphere (4 node cluster). 60+ virtual machines and 8 physical servers. This doesn't include my personal homelab.

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