[THIN] Re: Deleting Stuck profiles - ok not so easy

I've had profiles that got stuck in the registry, especially with users that
were going between WinNT and Win2K TS boxes.  We ended up having to
implement local policies for each server because of this.  It was a pain.
They would get so stuck that you had to reboot the server before you could
even take ownership and delete them.

-Paul

> ----------
> From:         Mario Villarreal[SMTP:MarioV@xxxxxxxxx]
> Reply To:     thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent:         Wednesday, August 14, 2002 12:52 PM
> To:   'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> Subject:      [THIN] Re: Deleting Stuck profiles - ok not so easy
> 
> 
> Hi Rick
> thanks for this info.  i checked the registry and saw the profiles in the
> profilelist.  Even after running the script.
> For clarification, if I run delprof, it SHOULD delete all profiles that
> are
> not currently in use, but not "broken" profiles...correct?
> 
> Thanks Again
> Mario
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mack, Rick [mailto:RMack@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 4:37 AM
> To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> Subject: [THIN] Re: Deleting Stuck profiles - ok not so easy
> 
> 
> Hi Mario,
> 
> Delprof will only delete profiles referenced under
> HKLM\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\profilelist. It doesn't
> actually know about the default user and all users profiles, but since
> they're not listed under profilelist, they're left alone, as are profiles
> of
> logged on users.
> 
> Typically, if a profile got stuck or corrupted, the "new" profile will be
> something like username.001 etc. If you run delprof, the original "broken"
> profile won't be deleted.
> 
> You'll need either win2k SP3 or Q292548 (fix stuck profiles) and a bit of
> scripting to get rid of the profiles delprof doesn't delete.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Rick 
> 
> Ulrich Mack
> rmack@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Volante Solutions
> 18 heussler Terrace, Milton 4064
> Queensland Australia
> tel +61 7 32467704
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mario Villarreal [mailto:MarioV@xxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Wednesday, 14 August 2002 2:23 PM
> To: 'jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> Cc: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> Subject: [THIN] Deleting Stuck profiles - ok not so easy
> 
> 
> 
> Hello Jim
> Thanks for replying.  Unfortunately that didn't work for me.
> 
> Running W2K Servers w/ MF 1.8 in an NT4.0 Domain
> Our Servers have three partitions
> x:\ is for support/utility files
> y:\ is our system drive also where profiles are stored
> Z:\ is our programs drive
> 
> I saved our profile script in our scripts directory on drive x:  I ran the
> script from a command prompt and all went through with no errors.
> However,
> the profiles did not delete.  Thinking that the script (and accompanying
> utilities) would have to be in the same directory as the profiles, I
> copied
> them over and ran it again.  Nothing.  I looked on the M$ website and
> found
> the syntax and parameters and tried them, still nothing.
> 
> So now my question is... does DELPROF.EXE look for a variable for the
> proper
> directory? 
> I've copied the script below just in case.
> I'm VERY appreciative for your help
> Mario
> 
> THIS IS THE SCRIPT
> 
> @echo
> REM This batch file gets rid of stuck profiles. x:\scripts\regunld.exe >>
> x:\scripts\regunload.log echo y | delprof.exe :END
> 
> I've also tried 
> x:\scripts\DELPROF.EXE /y
> 
> Thanks again
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Kenzig http://thethin.net [mailto:jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2002 6:05 PM
> To: MarioV@xxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: [THIN] Deleting Stuck profiles - easy...I hope
> 
> 
> Create a script using delprof (http://thethin.net/delprof.zip) and the
> below
> utility (link may wrap)
> 
> http://thethin.net/thincd/adm%20templates%20Policy%20and%20Profile%20Utili
> ti
> es/Unload%20Hung%20Profiles/regunld.zip
> 
> EG
> regunld
> echo y | delprof.exe
> 
> Regards,
> Jim Kenzig
> http://thethin.net
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
> Behalf Of Mario Villarreal
> Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2002 6:07 PM
> To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> Subject: [THIN] Deleting Stuck profiles - easy...I hope
> 
> 
> Hello
> We have an issue with roaming profiles not logging off properly.  I KNOW I
> KNOW...(check the archives)  But hear me out. We have the registry set to
> delete all copies of roaming profiles, and under most circumstances, they
> delete just fine. However, at times when a users session is reset (after
> being idle for 4 hours) or the computer hangs, the profiles will stick.  I
> downloaded the script that unlocks the registry for those profiles.  I can
> them manually delete them by right clicking on My Computer then going into
> the profiles tab.  My question is, is there a way to automate the deletion
> of the profiles within x:\Documents and Settings ? I obviously can't write
> a
> script to delete the contents because then the all users directory would
> be
> deleted. Any suggestions or links that might assist me? Thanks in advance
> Mario
> 
> 
> 
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