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    Deleting Roaming Profiles

    Is there a way to delete all cached roaming profiles on all machines without visiting them and deleteing it manually.

    ie Via a GPO or VBS script or batch file if anybody has one that will be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neville View Post
    Is there a way to delete all cached roaming profiles on all machines without visiting them and deleteing it manually.

    ie Via a GPO or VBS script or batch file if anybody has one that will be great.
    Delprof:

    Checkout:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    Delprof is also part of the Admin's Admin Bar - see below

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    Once you've cleaned them, the User Profile Hive Cleanup Service is handy for keeping them off. Basically you configure group policy not to keep the profiles on disk, and then the UPHCS stops anything in them being in use and therefore not removable when the user logs off. No more profiles lying around on heavily roaming machines!

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    Be careful with delprof if you have laptops (for example) and wish users to use a local account away from the domain. Delprof deletes all profiles in the C:\Documents and Settings directory!

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    I haven't used Delprof we use a vb script to delete profiles. Can you exclude certain profiles from being deleted with delprof?

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    I haven't used Delprof we use a vb script to delete profiles. Can you exclude certain profiles from being deleted with delprof?

    Cheers.
    You can in regards to days of inactivity on the profile. Use the /d switch for that. Type delprof /? for a list of other switches.

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    Do you have to install it on each station of can it be called from a share e.g netlogon using a script?

    Thanks.

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    Delprof is also part of the Admin's Admin Bar - see below
    has anyone got a link to this apart from mattx, i get a lovely "access denied by smartfilter - personal pages" error.

    dezt

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    Yes you can:

    Code:
    \\SERVERNAME\netlogon\tools\delprof.exe /p
    Code:
    H:\>delprof /?
    Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 2000 Operating System User Profile Deletion Utility v5.
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    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1981-1999
    
    This utility deletes Windows NT and Windows 2000 user profiles.
    
    usage:  DELPROF [/Q] [/I] [/P] [/C:\\<computername>] [/D:<days>]
    
            /Q      Quiet, no confirmation.
            /I      Ignore errors and continue deleting.
            /P      Prompts for confirmation before deleting each profile.
            /C      Remote computer name.
            /D      Number of days of inactivity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dezt View Post
    has anyone got a link to this apart from mattx, i get a lovely "access denied by smartfilter - personal pages" error.

    dezt
    PM me with your e-mail addy and I'll mail it to you.....

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