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Deleting profiles on Terminal Server

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When I try to delete a user profile under a Win2k3 Terminal server, i get a message cannot delete usrclass.dat.  I have tried deleting the default user even after a reboot with the same result.
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by:sherenian
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First, download and install the UPHclean utility from Microsoft.  After you install it and reboot, then try deleting the profile.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1b286e6d-8912-4e18-b570-42470e2f3582&displaylang=en
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by:telefonica125
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Thanks, I have installed the utility but it unless i read it wrong, its a service that is for roaming profiles and mine are local.
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The service should unload any registry hives that are not in use.  Typically when you have a file from a profile (not in use) that won't delete that means it is being used/accessed or just hasn't been released for some reason.  This service should force the release and allow you to delete the file.
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by:question
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You can try unlocker to release the open handle.
http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
Install unlocker-> delete the folder -> if fails unlocker identifies the failure and pops up with the open handle.
  you can select rename/delete from the application and it works fairly well.

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by:dkumar82
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You can use Microsoft tool called Delprof

How To Delete User Profiles by Using the User Profile Deletion Utility (Delprof.exe)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315411

download link
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=901a9b95-6063-4462-8150-360394e98e1e&displaylang=en
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by:dkumar82
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telefonica125 - Did you tried Delprof ?
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by:question
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Dear Dkumar,
    Delprof is for windows 2000 platform.

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by:dkumar82
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Delprof.exe is a command-line utility that you can use to delete user profiles on a local or remote computers running Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003.You can use for windows 2003 ,

here is the link to download

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=901a9b95-6063-4462-8150-360394e98e1e&displaylang=en


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