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By chandras ·
Why doesn't the roaming profile delete itself of a workstation when someone logoffs. This does not happen all the time and it srews up the users profiles. I have set the registry setting to delete profile on exit. As I said it does not happen all the time

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by corey In reply to Roaming Profiles

I've been thru this before. ?'s for you. Are your domain controllers and workstations all running the same clock time (time syncronization)? How big are the profiles that are being left behind? Are they huge profiles (5-50MB)?

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by Haissam In reply to Roaming Profiles

In the policy editor, under computer policy/windows Nt profiles. check the box that says: delete cached copies of roaming profiles.
This should do it.

Regards,

Haissam

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by chandras In reply to Roaming Profiles

Thats done but doesn't fix the problem. As I said the problem is intermittent. But thanks. Corey has been helping me on this and I think thats where the problem is.

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by Bill Cassada In reply to Roaming Profiles

Dude I've got the SAME problem. I am synch'ing the time and the policy is set correctly but I still have the problem and what's worse is it comes randomly.

Everyone I've talked to just says it's a glitch and suck it up.... MS has no real info nor have they acknowledged it.

So...when someone figures it out will YOU PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know. I've got a large domain model and roaming profiles and this is the biggest single problem I have.

(pant pant pant)...thanks!

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by rfraysier In reply to Roaming Profiles

We had this problem too, but we were a mixed environment (NT & Novell), if you check the Ntuser.dat & Ntuser.dat.log files they had different date and time stamps on them. Somehow the profile was becoming corrupt. When we went strickly NT the problem went away. Does any of this apply to you?

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by chandras In reply to Roaming Profiles

The problem seems to be in clearing those two files. We are a strictly a NT environment with a very few 98's(laptop) floating around. I think its the date stamp thats causing the problem. when I log in as administrator and try deleteing the profile from the local w/s everything I can delete except for those two files. The only way I can clear them is by shutting them down and doing a power recycle.

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by cocosk In reply to Roaming Profiles

Same problem here. Our older labs are running NT4 Wkstn & our PDC is NT4 Server. WE have roaming profiles with policies & that same policy checked. It is intermittent & unpredictable. It hurts us when the cached profile stays on the workstations & then a user gets the message "A Domain Controller could not be found. Would you like to download or use a locally stored profile." Even though we have policies set to download, it doesn't. THen the User gets a local profile which poses problems. There may be some hope with W2k. It has local policies. I haven't had time to test it out but there is a setting for deleting roaming profiles. I know this isn't a fix, but at least I know I"m not causing this problem.

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