how do i get rid of a local profile on an XP computer where delete is greyed out in the user profile area
Posted on 2010-09-22
The computer is a member of a 2003 domain and there are problems with the user's profile, so I want to get rid of it, log in again and recreate the profile from copied data. I figured I go the the user profile box (right click my computer, advanced setting, user profiles) and delete the profile, but the delete option is greyed out. I am logged in as administrator when trying this so it's not that.
I also tried delprof and remprof. Remprof showed the user as still being active and wouldn't let me delete. Delprof is a little less informative, but when I tried delprof /p, which is supposed to prompt for profile deletion, it only listed one profile and when I answered no it was done. I assume it is because all the other profiles are listed as active, and I'm assuming that like remprof it can't delete active profiles.
Does anyone know how I can get rid of these profiles? What makes them be marked as active or inactive?