Deleting Old Roaming Profiles from Windows 2000 Server
Posted on 2003-04-01
I am running Windows 2000 server as a domain controler. There are quite a few users and computers on the network and each user has a roaming profile. The profile path is \\server\profiles\%username%
Recently i have created and removed a few test accouns. When the account is removed from the active directory the profile folder is not deleted from the server. When i try and remove the file it wolt allow me access - even though im the administrator. I then tried to take ownership of the folder and delete it then, which sometimes works. There are a few profile folders that wont delete, and show no error message, and some say 'ntuser.pol... access denied...'. I have tried restarting, checking for read only, and cant seem to delete these folders!
I really like my systems to be neat, and these old profiles are really annoying me. Also, if i remove a user and then create them again (with the same username) in an attempt to clean their personal profile, it messes things up because the folder is allready there.
Any help would be great!
Gamalan Media Group