Delete local profiles from win2k

Posted on 2003-03-23
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Last Modified: 2010-04-13
We used to use delprof (a win2k resource kit app) to delete locally cached mandatory (non-roaming) profiles, however once we compressed the drives to save space, delprof will no longer delete the local profiles.  It seems to assume that there are no locally cached profiles and deletes nothing.  I searched google and could not find anthing about delprof and compressed drives.  Is there an updated version, or some third party app that I can use?  Its a pain in the ass to manually delete profiles from some 100+ computers.

OS - Win2k SP2
Delprof version - v4.0

- Xenon
Question by:Xenon3d
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by:Todd Wedlake
ID: 8191612
are you running this from a scheduled task?

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by:Todd Wedlake
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if you are running it from a scheduled task, then you need to assign that task a legitimate network user account which has enough rights to do this and not the local system account which does not have access to delete these profiles from the network computers.  


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ID: 8194221
Under Group Policies for Win2k, Under Computer Configuration, System, Logon - enable the policy "Delete cached copies of roaming profiles"

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ID: 8214932
I should point out that these profiles are "MANDATORY".  Hence, any options to delete roaming profiles will not work, because these are not roaming profiles.

Todd - It is not running as a scheduled task, I am trying to run it from the command line from an admin account.  The problem is with the fact that the drive is compressed.

Update - Just realised that I can uncompress the "Documents and Settings" folder, and it works fine.  Thanks for your help.

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ID: 8215113
Xenon.. sorry should have read more carefully.

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