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    Windows Profile on Windows Network

    Morning,

    All of a sudden our students are having issues with there profiles, in that they login a recieve a blank desktop and no programs.

    We rest the best part of 20-30 profiles a day.

    I have just run a program called win dir stat on our student profiles and seen that 80% are over 200mb, and this is caused by Temp Internet Files.

    How do i find out if we are using a roaming or Mandatory profile?

    Can anyone give me any help on how to start solving this issue



    Thanks in advance

    James

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    That's spooky - I have just logged on to research that very issue. It has been happening 6 or 7 times a week for ages and I havent been able to track the problem down. But it is ramping up now and so I need a solution. I did notice that some of the profiles I was deleting were pretty big.
    We have roaming profiles because we found mandatory sometimes stopped programs installing - registry issues?

    I would love a solution to this if anyone can help

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    there is a gpo to empty temp internet files everytime ie is closed (or logoff cant remember which) worse case you could add a logoff script rmdir path to temp files

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    We don't have this problem quite that often but when we do it is nearly always caused by laptops being powered off half way through the log off process out of impatience.

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    found 2 gpo settings for it (not tried either but im tempted when i see profile sizes for some staff)

    user configuration\admin templates\windows components\internet exploder\internet control panel\advanced page\empty temporary internet files folder when browser is closed [enable]

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    user configuration\admin templates\windows components\internet exploder\delete browsing history\delete browsing history on exit [enabled]

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    Could you not exclude some of the directories from roaming with your profiles?

    In User Config --> Admin Templates --> System --> User Profiles I have excluded the following directories from roaming with the profile: NetHood;PrintHood;Templates;Temp

    Typical roaming profile size for staff and student ranges between 2MB - 13MB max.

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    A further complication - the profile issue may not be the problem. I have just been handed a list of 6 students whose profiles have corrupted and when I checked them, they were all between 1.5 and 3Mb so maybe that isnt the problem.
    I am completely at a loss with this now
    Different students
    different machines
    mostly the same switch but switch has been tested OK
    Has anyone ANY ideas?

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    Has ANYONE had this issue
    Getting desperate now

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    You could try using folder redirection for stuff like appdata, that can minimise some issues with stuff snuffling back and forward.

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    I dont think appdata is redirected - I'll have a look, ta

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    ok so does Deleting Temp internet files on closing of browser have any side effects that you know of?

    Thanks

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    also getting our student profiles storing alot of TMP word files?

    Ideas?

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    tmp word files are related to how you have ms setup and installed on server / pcs/ laptops?.... we had same issue...bt seems to have sorted itself now, after we carried out a full install of office on each pc and then re-pasted the shortcut back into the desktop redirected folder.

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    I have spent practically the whole day trying to sort this out and I think it might be due to the children not logging off the netbooks properly. I can see no other reason for it. My other school is pretty much identical and it doesnt happen there - but the children are younger and perhaps supervised a bit better when finishing a lesson.
    The large profiles is a different thing, I think

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    you could use group policy loopback in merge mode on the netbooks and set a gpo to noy copy profuile back to server at logoff. though i cant remember the specifics iirc there is a gpo setting for it

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