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Citrix Rogue Profiles

Last Modified: 2013-11-25
We are running Presentation Server 4.5 and for the past few years we can't quite get to the bottom of the amount of rogue profiles being left on our 5 terminal servers. Our users have been setup with roaming profiles so they are transferred to the terminal server they are allocated (through load balancing) from a profile storage location but when they log off, in some situations a copy of their profile remains.

This brings me to the issues we have with Lotus Notes 6.5 and Citrix. In the event of a rogue profile being on a server, when a user logs on their client configuration is lost. Not to mention the low disk space problems we get with profiles clogging up the drive until we remove them.

Is there any way to better handle this situation? The only manual method I've discovered is at the end of the working day, to remove any profiles that remain.

Could a solution be scripted or is there a better known fix for this? I'm interested to hear if anyone else has had the exact same problem or similar and is handling it in a different way.
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Robin CMSenior Security and Infrastructure Engineer

In addition to the above I run a startup script (servers reboot every two days) that removes any remaining profiles (excluding administrator, all users, default user etc.).
Presumably the users' sessions are dissappearing once they've logged off?
Are you running on VMWare?


UPH did the trick. Never knew there was such a thing! Cheers :-)
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