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By bfeltus ·
I configured a workstation to delete the user profile once the user logged off the machine. I added the string value 'DeleteRoamingCache' and set value to 1(added to the registry)

This workstation may have up to 6 different users. We noticed sensitive files were on the workstation. That's why we made the change.

The problem is the workstation is slow logging users in (anywhere from 2 to 5 minutes).

Is there an alternative to what I did with the registry.

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by srid In reply to cached user profiles

1.Are they all logging on at the same time (heavy network traffic) over a 10mbps (slow) network?Are you using AD, and spread the profiles around?
also check the size of the profiles, they may still be big

2. would make sure you get the latest NIC drivers, and make sure your LAN is up to speed with switches rather than hubs, and 100 Mbps if possible.

3.You can also exclude items from the roaming profile
y default, the History, Local Settings, Temp, and Temporary Internet Files folders are excluded from a user's profile. This means that these folders are not stored on the network and do not follow the user from PC to PC.

You can exclude addition folders by ADDing the Default Domain Policy to the MMC and setting Exclude
directories in roaming profile, by navigating through User Configuration\Administrative

There is no way to use this policy to include the folders that are excluded by default.

The results of the GPO are stored in the registry at:
HKEY_CURRENT_UsER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System\ExcludeProfileDirs. The
ExcludeProfileDirs value name is a REG_SZ data type, that stores the additional excluded folders in
Folder-name[;Folder-name...] format.

If you subsequently disable the policy, or set it to Not configured, Group Policy deletes the ExcludeProfileDirs
value name.

NOTE: If you add ExcludeProfileDirs, you must also add it at:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy

4.excluding folders from roaming profiles.
In Windows 2000, the default value of ExcludeProfileDirs at
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon is Local
Settings;Temporary Internet Files;History;Temp;Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook.

The Exclude directories in roaming profile Group Policy at

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