Thursday, May 8, 2008

User Profile Deletion Utility (Delprof.exe)

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

Brief description

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.

Overview

Delprof.exe is available in the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit. It 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. User profiles can grow large and may take up considerable disk space, especially if there are several users using one computer. Because of this, you may want to use Delprof.exe to free disk space by deleting profiles that are no longer required. However, because each profile on the computer is presented in order when you run the utility, you may want to use the graphical interface instead of the command-line tool whenever possible.

Note: You must be logged on as administrator or as a member of the Administrators group to delete user profiles.

WARNING: Delprof.exe deletes all data that is stored in a user profile. This includes desktop settings, favorites, program-specific data that is contained in the Application Data folder, and the contents of the My Documents folder. Please be aware of any user documents that may be deleted before you use this tool.

1 comment :

  1. There is this utility, called PC Profile Manager, you can find it at the link below:

    http://www.helmtechnologies.com/wpm/usa_home.htm

    It will list all computers, users and user profiles on all machines in your environment, the last time computers and users logged into AD, and also the last time a profile was accessed on a computer. You can then see all your profiles, which are valid, aged, etc. and sort by them. In addition, if you delete a user, because that person is no longer with the company, you can have it delete that users profile from all machines they logged in to. In addition, you can backup and restore profiles. For less the $1800 for your entire domain, it is really inexpensive for all that you get with it... Check it out, they have a demo/trialware you can download. It definitely makes things better knowing what you are deleting then delprof whitch is indescriminate.

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