Thread: Win2k roaming profiles issue
November 26th, 2002, 09:08 AM #1
Win2k roaming profiles issue
At work we have noticed that some machines do not properly remove the local copy of a users profile on log-off (probably when the user gets bored & hits reset etc). This isn't usually an issue except on a few older machines with small HD's that are in an open access area (so lots of different users) which run out of disk space & then prevent anyone logging on. A few of the options we have considered;
disable roaming profiles for these machines (boss doesn't like this idea).
compress the machines disks (they are allready slow machines).
script something to clean out the disks every evening.
The network is Win2k workstations & servers.
Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.
November 26th, 2002, 09:16 AM #2
How much space do you have on the server? Have a simple roaming profile, which takes up little space, and within that a mapped drive to space on the server, where their data is kept. Access rights to these folders can be set as you require, and local space on the old machines is not as heavily used... if the server has room of course.
November 26th, 2002, 09:44 AM #3
Thanks for the idea, I just found the delprof utility on the resource kit CD so I am going to have a play with that.
eddyI dreamt that a large eagle circled the room three times and then got into bed with me and took all the blankets.
November 26th, 2002, 09:46 AM #4
November 26th, 2002, 12:10 PM #5
Fixing your own problems again?
I'd like to hear how well that utility works for you.
November 26th, 2002, 01:47 PM #6
Seems to work quite well, cleaned 300 meg of junk profiles of an old machine in a few minutes. So far I have found out that;
Errors can be ignored
Will run in quiet mode with no user input
Doesn't touch any profiles currently in use
An expiry time in days can be specified, any newer profiles will not be touched
Times out on unreachable machines in a sensible length of timeI dreamt that a large eagle circled the room three times and then got into bed with me and took all the blankets.
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)