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prf*.tmp files in roaming profiles....

By aforjeh ·
Roaming user profiles on my network currently get a lot of files appearing in roaming profile folders with names like prfAB.tmp or prf7a.tmp etc... I cannot find why these are appearing, and occasionally users get an access denied error when loggingon as the computer tries to download the file locally....

Anyone know what these files are, or how I can fix this?

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by DKlippert In reply to prf*.tmp files in roaming ...

I couldn't find a definitive answer to this problem in my research.
The usual answer was to create a batch file or script that would delete tmp files on boot up.
One other suggestion was:
"You can also set your server to end (instead of disconnect) a session if the connection is lost. This will delete those .tmp files automatically.
I prefer this method as it keeps the profile consistent.
This can be a headache since work will be lost, but frequent disconnections shouldn't be occurring at all and if so it requires more investigation."

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by DKlippert In reply to prf*.tmp files in roaming ...

Have you found an answer to your problem yet?

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by Joseph Moore In reply to prf*.tmp files in roaming ...

I saw a reference to temp files being made when Group Policy is being applied to roaming profiles. Have you implemented GP to push settings onto your users? If so, then these .TMP files could be the Local PolicyPath where the GP is copied to the user profile before being applied.

The site I found this info on is a French NT site, but their answer and debug example is in English. Here is the URL:
http://www.ntfaqfr.com/ntfaq/userconf59.htm
Scroll down until you get to the .TMP file, and read what the debug info recorded. I think that this is what you are seeing. This example uses a file called prfl.tmp, but probably if this file already exist (from a previous login), then GP would make a new file with some random characters in the filename, hence your prfAB and prf7a files.

hope this helps

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by Vagab0nd In reply to prf*.tmp files in roaming ...

Youi probably have quite large profiles, because files you mentioned are created while copying profiles. They contain actual profile files along with addtional information and security settings.
They appear each time a profile is being copied or created and if a profile is large in size, network bandwidth is very low or server with profiles is slow you may finish your logon before they are transformed.
I don't know the exact solution for this problem, but you may try two things:
1) Check ifit happens with small profiles (I'm sure it doesn't) and try to decrease profiles' size.
2) Try to move profiles to faster server or upgrading network if it slow (for example 10Mb with hubs and a lot of users).

Hope this help,
Vagab0nd

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