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    Delete profiles

    Hi,

    In Windows XP you could simply delete people’s profiles by deleting the folders is documents and settings. In Windows 7 if you do this it complains it cant load the profile if the user logs back on and it will give them a temporary one. I want a script to bin profiles for Windows 7. Do i have to remove some other files in some place please?

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    You need to remove the registry entry as well.


    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
    Expand the tree and you'll see the SID's highlight each one, on the right side under ProfileImagePath you’’ll see the username and profile path.
    Last edited by cookie_monster; 4th February 2010 at 11:04 AM.

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    And where would that be located please? I have had a google but i cant find anything. I dont really know how to word it really.

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    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

    Make sure you choose the right SID

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    cheers, the posted had been edited after i made my post.

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    Sorry though i'd better add the path afterwards so the post was actually usefull

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    In Windows 7 if you do this it complains it cant load the profile if the user logs back on and it will give them a temporary one.
    This is the same in Vista I beleive, as I found out the other day.

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    Just a FYI the tips thread had this listed: Windows 7 Gotchas/Tips/FYI

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