Solved

CITRIX local Profiles

Posted on 2006-07-04
4
562 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hi,

Having an issue with local citrix user profiles on win2003 server. C: of these servers is filling up as local citrix profiles (folders within Documents and settings) are being created when users logon. Is there away to move the default location of the Citrix profiles to another local drive (D:). Also wondering if there is anyway to have these profiles purged when they haven’t been logged into for a certain amount of time or other set criteria?


Thanks

Workpac
0
Comment
Question by:Workpac
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:usachrisk1983
ID: 17040059
Is setting the terminal services profile path in their AD account sufficient?  You could even consider pointing their profile to a UNC path so that if you bring up multiple citrix boxes, they could share user profiles.  I don't know of any way to purge them automagically, but there may be scripted solutions.  
0
 

Author Comment

by:Workpac
ID: 17047330
Found a tool called DelProf. deletes local windows profiles based on set criteria, works great

Last part of the issue I am still trying to sus out is moving the current local profiles to another local drive on the citrix boxes and to set the default storage location to that drive for newly created profiles.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:usachrisk1983
ID: 17050186
It looks like this can be done per user:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=322014

But at the top, MS says that the actual Documents & Settings Folder cannot be moved:
"Documents and Settings is a Windows system folder and is required for Windows to run properly. It cannot be moved or renamed."

They also don't support the article.  In any case, I'm not sure this is a solution you want to use on a production server.

If it's Windows 2003, have you considered a GPO that sets the TS Profile path to somewhere outside of D&S?
0
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
Ron M earned 500 total points
ID: 17056020
One of the biggest problems about profiles on citrix boxes is the recycle bin.  Users tend to use this as storage.  They delete items but never empty the trash.  Also, the temporary internet folders seem to get pretty big too.  They love that My Documents folder as well.

As a solution to this, I redirected "my documents folders" to a network share \\server\%username% using group policy.  Also, group policy to empty temporary internet files everytime they close internet exploder.  And I created a vb script to empty the recycle bin everytime they logon or logoff.

If I were you, I would examine the size of the profiles, and see who the biggest profiles are....and why they are so big.  Then have those users move their crap onto the server instead.  If you see any profiles that are "unknown" ...those are accounts that probably have been terminated....you should get rid of them after confirming they are no longer in use and contain no critical data.

A last ditch effort would be to get a bigger hard drive or resize your partitions.

You could also move your page file onto a separate disk or partition...that would free up quite a bit of space and improve performance...see microsoft for those steps.

Move your print spooler to another drive or partition as well....this will also improve printing performance.  see microsoft.com

good luck.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Workplace bullying has increased with the use of email and social media. Retain evidence of this with email archiving to protect your employees.
The article will include the best Data Recovery Tools along with their Features, Capabilities, and their Download Links. Hope you’ll enjoy it and will choose the one as required by you.
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 7, without downloading adware.

895 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now