Temporary Roaming Profile Won't Delete
Posted on 2008-06-12
I have a WinXP Pro machine in a Win2003 domain with roaming profiles. A users roaming profile apparently became corrupt and their local XP machine created a new temporary profile (In the profile list it shows as Roaming with a status of Temporary).
I deleted their stored profile on the server and was able to create a fresh profile for them using another machine, but their own machine refuses to get rid of the "temporary" profile, and therefore never grabs the new profile from the server.
I am unable to delete the profile through the system applet. According to online resources, it's supposed to delete itself when you log off - but that hasn't happened.
I've tried deleting the files related to it under Documents and Settings, but there must be stuff in the registry too, because it still shows up in the profile list in the system applet.
I've also tried the delprof utility, but it doesn't even look at temporary profiles, so it didn't help.
What can I do? Is there a way to manually delete this profile from the registry?
I'm assuming that if I can get rid of this temp profile, it will pull the new roaming profile from the server and we'll be good again.