[THIN] REMPROF for 2008/ 2008 R2/ Windows 7 Released by Ctrl-Alt-Del IT Consultancy Pty Ltd

  • From: Warren Simondson <caditc@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 12:24:43 +1000

Dear all

Ctrl-Alt-Del IT Consultancy is happy to announce the long awaited update to 
REMPROF, a tool 
designed to clean up user profiles. The early version of REMPROF stopped 
working when Vista\ 
Windows 2008 and Windows 7 were introduced, due to the newer security 
structures involved in 
these platforms. REMPROF 2008 has continued with the same functionality as 
before, whilst 
DELPROF, Microsoft?s profile tool, still has not been released for the newer 

As always download it from http://www.ctrl-alt-del.com.au/CAD_TSUtils.htm

Stay tuned for more soon to be released utilities form Ctrl-Alt-Del IT 
Consultancy Pty Ltd. We?re 
back in the chair and our programming minds are red hot.

For those who have forgotten what REMPROF does: 

REMPROF is a command-line utility to delete local user profiles that are
NOT in use when this command is executed.

This utility was written to replace the command DELPROF.EXE currently
found in the MS Windows Resource Kit. This utility offers extra features
that will be of benefit to all admins. REMPROF has the ability to delete
user profiles on the local machine based on age, username, or SID
association. If a username has been deleted from a Domain or Workgroup, 
the profile often still exists with only a SID assigned to identify it.
REMPROF can delete these profiles completely from the file system and 
registry regardless of the profile age, and without removing existing 
profiles of the same age.

This tool could be simply run from the command line at any time, or added
as a SCHEDULED TASK for regular cleaning of user profiles, reducing the
overall disk space used for locally based profiles.

REMPROF will only function when executed by a user with ADMIN rights to the
profile directory.

REMPROF [/LIST|username|/A|/D:days|/AD:days] [/EXCLUDE:usernames] [/?]

  /LIST    - List all user profiles currently not in use (Default).
  username - Delete user profile based on username.
  /A       - Delete all user profiles that have no username association
             including abandoned profile folders.
             i.e. The username has been deleted in Active Directory but
             a profile still exists in form of a SID or the profile did
             not unload correctly and a residue profile folder exists.
  /D:days  - Delete all user profiles equal to or older than the number of
             days specified. NB: /D: without a number is equal to /D:0.
             /D:0 will remove CURRENT user profiles not in use.
  /AD:days - Delete all user profiles that have no username association
             and are equal to or older than the number of days specified.
             NB: /AD: without a number is equal to /AD:0.
  /EXCLUDE:username/s - Exclude particular users from being deleted.
                        Can accept multiple entries, seperated by comma.
                        Must be last command line argument.
                        Unassociated profiles cannot be excluded.
                        Do not include the Domain Name.
  /?       - show this help file

REMPROF without parameters will execute the /LIST switch by default.

E.G. REMPROF /D:10 /EXCLUDE:bob,mary
This command will delete any profile equal or older than 10 days, excluding
any profile whose username is bob or mary.

This utility is FREEWARE and was written by Warren Simondson of
Ctrl-Alt-Del IT Consultancy, Australia. www.ctrl-alt-del.com.au

Although written for Terminal Server and Citrix environments, this application
will function on non-TS/Citrix workstations and servers.
This application has been tested on the following platforms:

Windows 7
Windows 2008 Server R2
Windows 2008 Server

The freeware version is offered AS IS. Ctrl-Alt-Del IT Consultancy has made
every effort possible to ensure that REMPROF is free of any bugs or errors,
however in no way is REMPROF to be considered error or bug free.
You assume all responsibility for any damages or lost data that may result
from any errors or bugs in REMPROF.


Warren Simondson

Ctrl-Alt-Del IT Consultancy Pty Ltd

Website: http://www.ctrl-alt-del.com.au

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