2000 Server - roaming profiles

Tidying up our server, we notice we have several old accounts that had roaming profiles. These are stored on one of the server's drives which is now getting full up. However, when we go to delete them, access denied! Even though we're logged in as the server administrator!

Any ideas? Thanks

Geoff M.
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rindiCommented:
You'll have to make sure the users to whom these profiles belong are logged off. You will also have to take ownership of the folders. And make sure you have changed the Profile settings for that user in Active Directory Users and Computers to point to another place for the profile.

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DaveCommented:
1) Profiles are created by the users, and belong to the user. Because of this Administrator can see them, but not drill down inside them.

2) If you have deleted the accounts you need to take ownership. Rightclick on the profile folder and choose properties. Then choose the security tab. Then "Advanced" and choose the "Owners" tab. You can then take ownership. Make sure you tick the "Subcontainers and Object" box. You should then be able to delete the folder.
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