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Thread: Delete cached local copy of mandatory profile and non roaming domain user profiles ?

  1. #1
    Alex Guest

    Delete cached local copy of mandatory profile and non roaming domain user profiles ?

    Hi. We are currently looking to deploy some Windows XP workstations on a
    2003 Domain for development purposes. We are using a mix of mandatory
    profiles and general domain users that have NO roaming or mandatory profile.
    We are finding that the XP workstations are storing a local copy of the
    mandatory profiles and the gerneral domain user accounts as well.

    Can anyone confirm whether Windows should automatically remove Mandatory
    profiles when the user logs off, and if so can anyone suggest why a copy of
    the profiles are being left behind ?

    Similarly can anyone recommend how we can allow users with a basic domain
    user account (no roaming or mandatory profile) to logon to our XP
    workstations such that their locally created profile is automatically
    deleted when they logoff ? i.e. no matter the user type (even domain admin
    if possible) we would like to remove any locally stored user profiles.

    Thanks,
    Alex.




  2. #2
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange] Guest

    Re: Delete cached local copy of mandatory profile and non roaming domain user profiles ?

    Alex <email@microsoft.newsgroups> wrote:
    > Hi. We are currently looking to deploy some Windows XP workstations
    > on a 2003 Domain for development purposes. We are using a mix of
    > mandatory profiles and general domain users that have NO roaming or
    > mandatory profile. We are finding that the XP workstations are
    > storing a local copy of the mandatory profiles and the gerneral
    > domain user accounts as well.


    Yep - that's normal.
    >
    > Can anyone confirm whether Windows should automatically remove
    > Mandatory profiles when the user logs off,


    Nope.

    > and if so can anyone
    > suggest why a copy of the profiles are being left behind ?


    It's by design, as they say.
    >
    > Similarly can anyone recommend how we can allow users with a basic
    > domain user account (no roaming or mandatory profile) to logon to our
    > XP workstations such that their locally created profile is
    > automatically deleted when they logoff ? i.e. no matter the user type
    > (even domain admin if possible) we would like to remove any locally
    > stored user profiles.
    > Thanks,
    > Alex.


    For roaming profiles, this can be done in your group policy settings -
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/274152
    For non-roaming, I'm not sure there's a policy option for it. However,
    delprof certainly works -
    http://windowsitpro.com/articles/pri...rticleid=48249

    Personally - I always use roaming profiles (and folder redirection,so the
    profiles stay tiny) and I also *want* a local copy cached on the machine to
    eliminate the delay between a user logging in, and a user getting to work.
    Just my $.02 and your environment may well be different.



  3. #3
    S. Pidgorny Guest

    Re: Delete cached local copy of mandatory profile and non roaming domain user profiles ?

    Create a computer startup script that deletes the local profiles if they are
    of a concern to you. Users won't be able to delete profiles as a part of
    logoff process.

    --
    Svyatoslav Pidgorny, MS MVP - Security, MCSE
    -= F1 is the key =-

    * http://sl.mvps.org * http://msmvps.com/blogs/sp *

    "Alex" <email@microsoft.newsgroups> wrote in message
    news:%23WdbaD3qIHA.1436@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Hi. We are currently looking to deploy some Windows XP workstations on a
    > 2003 Domain for development purposes. We are using a mix of mandatory
    > profiles and general domain users that have NO roaming or mandatory
    > profile. We are finding that the XP workstations are storing a local copy
    > of the mandatory profiles and the gerneral domain user accounts as well.
    >
    > Can anyone confirm whether Windows should automatically remove Mandatory
    > profiles when the user logs off, and if so can anyone suggest why a copy
    > of the profiles are being left behind ?
    >
    > Similarly can anyone recommend how we can allow users with a basic domain
    > user account (no roaming or mandatory profile) to logon to our XP
    > workstations such that their locally created profile is automatically
    > deleted when they logoff ? i.e. no matter the user type (even domain admin
    > if possible) we would like to remove any locally stored user profiles.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Alex.
    >
    >
    >




  4. #4
    Herb Martin Guest

    Re: Delete cached local copy of mandatory profile and non roaming domain user profiles ?


    "S. Pidgorny <MVP>" <slavickp@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:%23gJ1UiYrIHA.3616@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Create a computer startup script that deletes the local profiles if they
    > are of a concern to you. Users won't be able to delete profiles as a part
    > of logoff process.


    One of the fastest methods to (permanently) delete a directory
    tree is: "del /s /q PATH"

    /s = subdirectory /q = quite (no warnings)

    This is VERY dangerous as it will (usually*) delete everything in it
    without further warning so get the PATH correct. * Unless files
    are locked but at startup that is unlikely.

    A "for /d" (directories) loop can get all directories but be careful
    not to delete the Default (or other profiles you wish to keep.)

    > --
    > Svyatoslav Pidgorny, MS MVP - Security, MCSE
    > -= F1 is the key =-
    >
    > * http://sl.mvps.org * http://msmvps.com/blogs/sp *
    >
    > "Alex" <email@microsoft.newsgroups> wrote in message
    > news:%23WdbaD3qIHA.1436@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi. We are currently looking to deploy some Windows XP workstations on a
    >> 2003 Domain for development purposes. We are using a mix of mandatory
    >> profiles and general domain users that have NO roaming or mandatory
    >> profile. We are finding that the XP workstations are storing a local copy
    >> of the mandatory profiles and the gerneral domain user accounts as well.
    >>
    >> Can anyone confirm whether Windows should automatically remove Mandatory
    >> profiles when the user logs off, and if so can anyone suggest why a copy
    >> of the profiles are being left behind ?
    >>
    >> Similarly can anyone recommend how we can allow users with a basic domain
    >> user account (no roaming or mandatory profile) to logon to our XP
    >> workstations such that their locally created profile is automatically
    >> deleted when they logoff ? i.e. no matter the user type (even domain
    >> admin if possible) we would like to remove any locally stored user
    >> profiles.
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> Alex.
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >




  5. #5
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange] Guest

    Re: Delete cached local copy of mandatory profile and non roaming domain user profiles ?

    Herb Martin <news@learnquick.com> wrote:
    > "S. Pidgorny <MVP>" <slavickp@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23gJ1UiYrIHA.3616@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> Create a computer startup script that deletes the local profiles if
    >> they are of a concern to you. Users won't be able to delete profiles
    >> as a part of logoff process.

    >
    > One of the fastest methods to (permanently) delete a directory
    > tree is: "del /s /q PATH"
    >
    > /s = subdirectory /q = quite (no warnings)
    >
    > This is VERY dangerous as it will (usually*) delete everything in it
    > without further warning so get the PATH correct. * Unless files
    > are locked but at startup that is unlikely.
    >
    > A "for /d" (directories) loop can get all directories but be careful
    > not to delete the Default (or other profiles you wish to keep.)


    Hence, using delprof instead would be a very simple alternative :-)
    >
    >> --
    >> Svyatoslav Pidgorny, MS MVP - Security, MCSE
    >> -= F1 is the key =-
    >>
    >> * http://sl.mvps.org * http://msmvps.com/blogs/sp *
    >>
    >> "Alex" <email@microsoft.newsgroups> wrote in message
    >> news:%23WdbaD3qIHA.1436@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi. We are currently looking to deploy some Windows XP
    >>> workstations on a 2003 Domain for development purposes. We are
    >>> using a mix of mandatory profiles and general domain users that
    >>> have NO roaming or mandatory profile. We are finding that the XP
    >>> workstations are storing a local copy of the mandatory profiles and
    >>> the gerneral domain user accounts as well. Can anyone confirm whether
    >>> Windows should automatically remove
    >>> Mandatory profiles when the user logs off, and if so can anyone
    >>> suggest why a copy of the profiles are being left behind ?
    >>>
    >>> Similarly can anyone recommend how we can allow users with a basic
    >>> domain user account (no roaming or mandatory profile) to logon to
    >>> our XP workstations such that their locally created profile is
    >>> automatically deleted when they logoff ? i.e. no matter the user
    >>> type (even domain admin if possible) we would like to remove any
    >>> locally stored user profiles.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks,
    >>> Alex.





  6. #6
    Al Dunbar Guest

    Re: Delete cached local copy of mandatory profile and non roaming domain user profiles ?


    "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
    <lanwench@heybuddy.donotsendme.unsolicitedmailatyahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:eo7h2ChrIHA.4788@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Herb Martin <news@learnquick.com> wrote:
    >> "S. Pidgorny <MVP>" <slavickp@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:%23gJ1UiYrIHA.3616@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>> Create a computer startup script that deletes the local profiles if
    >>> they are of a concern to you. Users won't be able to delete profiles
    >>> as a part of logoff process.

    >>
    >> One of the fastest methods to (permanently) delete a directory
    >> tree is: "del /s /q PATH"
    >>
    >> /s = subdirectory /q = quite (no warnings)
    >>
    >> This is VERY dangerous as it will (usually*) delete everything in it
    >> without further warning so get the PATH correct. * Unless files
    >> are locked but at startup that is unlikely.
    >>
    >> A "for /d" (directories) loop can get all directories but be careful
    >> not to delete the Default (or other profiles you wish to keep.)

    >
    > Hence, using delprof instead would be a very simple alternative :-)


    That's not the only reason, as references to the profiles would still appear
    in the registry once the profile folder was deleted.

    /Al

    >>
    >>> --
    >>> Svyatoslav Pidgorny, MS MVP - Security, MCSE
    >>> -= F1 is the key =-
    >>>
    >>> * http://sl.mvps.org * http://msmvps.com/blogs/sp *
    >>>
    >>> "Alex" <email@microsoft.newsgroups> wrote in message
    >>> news:%23WdbaD3qIHA.1436@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Hi. We are currently looking to deploy some Windows XP
    >>>> workstations on a 2003 Domain for development purposes. We are
    >>>> using a mix of mandatory profiles and general domain users that
    >>>> have NO roaming or mandatory profile. We are finding that the XP
    >>>> workstations are storing a local copy of the mandatory profiles and
    >>>> the gerneral domain user accounts as well. Can anyone confirm whether
    >>>> Windows should automatically remove
    >>>> Mandatory profiles when the user logs off, and if so can anyone
    >>>> suggest why a copy of the profiles are being left behind ?
    >>>>
    >>>> Similarly can anyone recommend how we can allow users with a basic
    >>>> domain user account (no roaming or mandatory profile) to logon to
    >>>> our XP workstations such that their locally created profile is
    >>>> automatically deleted when they logoff ? i.e. no matter the user
    >>>> type (even domain admin if possible) we would like to remove any
    >>>> locally stored user profiles.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks,
    >>>> Alex.

    >
    >
    >




  7. #7
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange] Guest

    Re: Delete cached local copy of mandatory profile and non roaming domain user profiles ?

    Al Dunbar <AlanDrub@hotmail.com.nospaam> wrote:
    > "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
    > <lanwench@heybuddy.donotsendme.unsolicitedmailatyahoo.com> wrote in
    > message news:eo7h2ChrIHA.4788@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >> Herb Martin <news@learnquick.com> wrote:
    >>> "S. Pidgorny <MVP>" <slavickp@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:%23gJ1UiYrIHA.3616@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Create a computer startup script that deletes the local profiles if
    >>>> they are of a concern to you. Users won't be able to delete
    >>>> profiles as a part of logoff process.
    >>>
    >>> One of the fastest methods to (permanently) delete a directory
    >>> tree is: "del /s /q PATH"
    >>>
    >>> /s = subdirectory /q = quite (no warnings)
    >>>
    >>> This is VERY dangerous as it will (usually*) delete everything in it
    >>> without further warning so get the PATH correct. * Unless files
    >>> are locked but at startup that is unlikely.
    >>>
    >>> A "for /d" (directories) loop can get all directories but be careful
    >>> not to delete the Default (or other profiles you wish to keep.)

    >>
    >> Hence, using delprof instead would be a very simple alternative :-)

    >
    > That's not the only reason, as references to the profiles would still
    > appear in the registry once the profile folder was deleted.
    >
    > /Al


    Yep, that too.

    >
    >>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Svyatoslav Pidgorny, MS MVP - Security, MCSE
    >>>> -= F1 is the key =-
    >>>>
    >>>> * http://sl.mvps.org * http://msmvps.com/blogs/sp *
    >>>>
    >>>> "Alex" <email@microsoft.newsgroups> wrote in message
    >>>> news:%23WdbaD3qIHA.1436@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> Hi. We are currently looking to deploy some Windows XP
    >>>>> workstations on a 2003 Domain for development purposes. We are
    >>>>> using a mix of mandatory profiles and general domain users that
    >>>>> have NO roaming or mandatory profile. We are finding that the XP
    >>>>> workstations are storing a local copy of the mandatory profiles
    >>>>> and the gerneral domain user accounts as well. Can anyone confirm
    >>>>> whether Windows should automatically remove
    >>>>> Mandatory profiles when the user logs off, and if so can anyone
    >>>>> suggest why a copy of the profiles are being left behind ?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Similarly can anyone recommend how we can allow users with a basic
    >>>>> domain user account (no roaming or mandatory profile) to logon to
    >>>>> our XP workstations such that their locally created profile is
    >>>>> automatically deleted when they logoff ? i.e. no matter the user
    >>>>> type (even domain admin if possible) we would like to remove any
    >>>>> locally stored user profiles.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks,
    >>>>> Alex.





  8. #8
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    Re: Delete cached local copy of mandatory profile and non roaming domain user profiles ?

    This might be related to you problem with mandatory clean-up on reboot:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893243

  9. #9
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange] Guest

    Re: Delete cached local copy of mandatory profile and non roaming domain user profiles ?

    rulan <rulan.3iibfb@DoNotSpam.com> wrote:
    > This might be related to you problem with mandatory clean-up on
    > reboot: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893243


    Hi - looks like you're replying to an old post, which is no longer on the
    news server. I suggest you use a newsreader rather than your web forum to
    access these groups, so this is less likely to happen. Also, it's good to
    quote the original message in your reply to make sure people know what
    you're referring to.

    Try Forte Agent, Thunderbird, or even Outlook Express. You can mark messages
    to be watched, filter the views so you can see replies to your posts easily,
    and search.

    The Microsoft public news server is msnews.microsoft.com and you can
    subscribe to as many groups as you like; no authentication is required.

    The following is from a post by MVP Malke ...

    -------------------------------------------------------
    Here's information on Usenet and using a newsreader:

    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page3.html#12-09-02 - a brief
    explanation of newsgroups
    http://michaelstevenstech.com/outlo...ssnewreader.htm
    http://rickrogers.org/setupoe.htm
    http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...wto/default.asp
    - Set Up Newsreader

    http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    http://aumha.org/nntp.htm - list of MS newsgroups
    microsoft.public.test.here - MS group to test if your newsreader is
    working properly
    http://www.mailmsg.com/SPAM_munging.htm - how to munge email address
    http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm - multiposting vs.
    crossposting

    Some newsreaders for Windows
    http://www.forteinc.com/agent/index.php - for Forte
    http://www.mozilla.org (Thunderbird does newsgroups)
    http://gravity.tbates.org/

    -------------------------------------




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