Still can't turn off roaming profiles

David Bannon D.Bannon at
Wed May 26 23:03:23 GMT 1999

At 07:39 PM 25/05/1999 +1000, Pavel Milev wrote:

>  I've read some previous messages,but I stil can't turn off roaming
>  profiles.
>  Is
>  [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
>  the only thing that have to be done ?

NT itself cannot cope with NOT doing roaming profiles. All you can do is
let it, and clean up later. Gerald Carter suggested storing them back on
local machine, if that does not suit, try my way. 

Shortly after a user logs off (and their profile is copied to the server),
it is deleted. This is the only way to work in a lab situation where there
is something like 300 users picking a machine at random. This way a user
always gets a new profile (be nice and kill the welcome screens with a
policy) and the profiles don't grow so big that logging off is a problem.
Remember to tell the system not to store the IE cache files in the profile

I delete the users with a script that decides who they are and will either
make it a mandatory profile or delete it. Been in use since the start of
this year ....


David Bannon                      D.Bannon at
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La Trobe University, Plenty Rd,   Fax   61 03 9479 2467
Bundoora, Vic, Australia, 3083
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