Deleted objects in roaming profiles reappear
Posted on 2001-09-05
I have the problem that deleted desktop and start menu objects (files and directories) in user profiles for roaming profiles reappear in later sessions. I observe this effect with NT 4.0 SP4 to SP6 but not with SP3. The reason: If a user logs in at a workstation different from the previous one, these objects are copied from the user profile on the server to the local user profile without clearing the local profile before! Therefore the resulting profile is the sum of the local profile and that on the server instead a pure copy of that on the server.
This way objects in the desktop and start menu deleted by the user at one workstation can reappear, if the user logs in on another workstation containing these objects in the local user profile due to earlier sessions, and distribute in the whole net again like a virus.
What can I do to obtain the behavior like with SP3? Is there any registry key which controls that behavior or any other trick?