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Clean up all users on a 2008 R2 Terminal Server

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  • I have a few Terminal Servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Enterprise that don't have roaming profiles and people log in and surf the web, use outlook, IM, word, etc... and before you know it I'm getting disk space alerts.

    I found a great app called Bleachbit that really finds the junk and gets it out. Problem is, its per user, not per server. Cleanmgr doesn't do enough and even then its the same way.

    I did find a program ICSweep that did all users, but doesn't get enough junk.

    Anyone have any better ideas? I really don't want it to run when they log in or off. I'd rather run it as administrator on my schedule and not have to deal with RunAs.

    Monday, July 08, 2013 9:30 PM

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  • Honestly mandatory profile would really help. I got in the past a problem like yours, and we finished by listing what application the user can run in the TS, and check what the user can save and redirect only that.

    Never forget that to setup mandatory TS profile it's a change you do user by user. So not a big on / off change.

    The good thing is that you control the TS, so you know what the user might need to save, like the normal.dotm, excal.xlb, etc... So you redirect only what you want/need.


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    Friday, July 26, 2013 2:53 AM

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  • Hi

    You can do this via Active directory Group policy

    Within User Configuration:

    Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Internet Control Panel\Advanced Page
    Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed


    Please consider this:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/814782/en-us

    Regards,


    Rajesh J S

    Monday, July 08, 2013 9:57 PM
  • Like Rajesh's told you can limit the temporary internet file.

    You could too redirect the user desktop and office's preference's folder in a network share, and use mandatory profile. So the user always get a empty profile, but all the link to is settings are somewhere else.

    Thanks


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    Tuesday, July 09, 2013 1:42 AM
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    Saturday, July 13, 2013 1:55 AM
  • Nothing really *answers* my question outright. I can't make a significant design change like that on a production server. Not to mention a whole slew of apps create a whole plethora of space eating trash all throughout c:\users\%user%\AppData that I can't redirect.

    I need to be able to log in and run a tool like Bleachbit or CCleaner and clean all that junk out.

    Friday, July 26, 2013 1:17 AM
  • Honestly mandatory profile would really help. I got in the past a problem like yours, and we finished by listing what application the user can run in the TS, and check what the user can save and redirect only that.

    Never forget that to setup mandatory TS profile it's a change you do user by user. So not a big on / off change.

    The good thing is that you control the TS, so you know what the user might need to save, like the normal.dotm, excal.xlb, etc... So you redirect only what you want/need.


    MCP | MCTS 70-236: Exchange Server 2007, Configuring
    Microsoft Translator Widget - French moderator (Technet Wiki)

    Twitter - @yagmoth555 ()
    Blog: http://www.jabea.net | http://blogs.technet.com/b/wikininjas/

    Friday, July 26, 2013 2:53 AM