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By Designblasters ·
I work for a school and we have many students who login on many different computers. Their personal files are profiled to store on a folder located at the server but their logging in on the local computer is resulting in a huge amount of profiles being created locally on all the computers in the high school. Is there a way to login and not be leaving behind a profile on each local computer?

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by mprovenzano In reply to User Profiles

I also experienced this problem, microsoft has a utility called delprof.exe that can be run as a batch file that clears the stored profiles. I use it to clear off the profiles in my labs on a weekly basis. I created batch files that go from computerto computer and clears the inactive profiles, look on the resource kit cd for this utility.

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by ewgny In reply to User Profiles

If you have a Win2k network, you can use group policy to delete cached copies of users roaming profiles on the local machine.
Group policy - Computer Config - Administrative templates - System - Logon
Enable: Delete cached copies of roaming profiles

You may want to consider using mandatory roaming profiles as well.

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by mjost In reply to User Profiles

Create a shared User Profile directory with everyone group access on your server.

Add the path to each domain user account profile tab.

Create a roaming profile ntuser.dat or copy an existing profile to each users profile folder.

If you do not add the ntuser.dat to the users profile folder before the first time log on, it will always add a local profile on the first pc used. When the administrator is creating a .dat profile for users that will be copied to each user folder, it is dated. If a user logs on to a pc without a roaming profile having first been setup, the results in a locally created profile which could be newer than the roaming profile, and the pc would use the most recent local profile next time a user logs on againto the same pc.

Or a user can not access their roaming profile folder's .dat file due to permission issues, it has the same result.

In either situation, the local users profile will have to be deleted from each pc that the user utilizes.

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