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    Delprof... is it necessary?

    Hey all,

    Quick question: I was asked to remove all old user accounts, areas and profiles off our windows 2003 server. I did this manually by deleting the accounts off active directory, then doing the same with the user profiles and file areas in question.

    I have read about delprof and it seems it is only necessary to use this program to clear the cached profiles off the client machines due to the space they take up on the HDD. Is this correct or have I missed something vital here?

    Cheers.

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    Re: Delprof... is it necessary?

    it is also good to get rid of them as sometimes you get a corrupt profile which prevents the user from logging on etc and getting rid of those little changes they can manage to make if your not using roaming profiles.

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    Re: Delprof... is it necessary?

    I wouldn't like to run delprof on a server simply incase it screws things up. Have to admit though that it is great for clients.

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    Re: Delprof... is it necessary?

    delprof is fine on servers. we use it on Terminal Servers to delete student profiles, its called from a log in script. It's probably not necessary unless you get a lot of accounts log into the server.

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    Re: Delprof... is it necessary?

    its called from a log in script.
    sorry, that was a complete lie I was thinking of something else.

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    Re: Delprof... is it necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    its called from a log in script.
    sorry, that was a complete lie I was thinking of something else.
    I call it from a startup script.

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    Re: Delprof... is it necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    its called from a log in script.
    sorry, that was a complete lie I was thinking of something else.
    I call it from a startup script.
    Which reminds me - must set that script up again... :?

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