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Profiles being stored locally. How to disable?

Posted on 2004-04-18
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All computers logon to a domain here, and I've found that the 2000 machines are storing a local copy of the profiles.

All users use a single mandatory profile and it is a waste of space to be storing multiple copies of that same profile under different user accounts. How can I stop the win2k and xp machines from storing local copies?

Thanks,

Paul.
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Hello,
Try this Group Policy setting and see if it is what you are looking for:

Open AD users and Computers >navigate to the appropriate OU
where you would like this policy to be applied >> right click the OU >> properties >> group policicy tab >>
edit an existing policy or add a new one >>

computer configuration >> administrative templates >> system >> user profiles  >>
enable the setting "delete cached copies of roaming profiles"

Good Luck and let us know how it works out
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Fantastic :-)

I have found some machines which had their hdd's filled up by naughty users, all should be well now ;-)

Thanks!

Paul.
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I'm glad it worked out for you...thanks for the points
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