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  • Question

  • Important Details: External users for my company work in a Terminal Server environment using Windows XP SP3 on servers running Windows Server 2003 R2

    Problem: The max. profile size a user can have is 40MB and the data being stored in the CryptURLCache\Content folder can at times exceed 25MB - is there a way to remove these files and ensure they will not be recreated?  In general the files are very small, averaging about 5kb in size however some are created and use up more than half of our users profile size causing logon issues and profile problems.  Every time I delete the files they recreate when the user logs back into the terminal server.

    I am aware of what these files are and their purpose after reading this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887196 - however this does not change the fact that they are using a ridiculous amount of profile space in order to store certificates which is causing many issues for the end user.

    Is anyone aware of a way to prevent these files from being recreated after deletion? 

    Thursday, August 11, 2011 8:02 PM


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  • I have an overloaded HD with Win7 and these CryptnetUrlCache files are hogging almost 8 GB on my HD.  Is there a way to reduce the size they take up or prevent them from coming back if I delete them?


    • Edited by GrafinLupus Tuesday, January 10, 2012 10:38 PM
    Tuesday, January 10, 2012 10:30 PM
  • Huh?

    I am practically the only user on this PC.  Why should have have all that HD capacity?

    What is a "UEFI based system board"?

    I don't want my HD space taken up with the CryptnetUrlCache files.



    Perhaps I am in the wrong forum?

    • Edited by GrafinLupus Tuesday, January 10, 2012 10:38 PM
    Tuesday, January 10, 2012 10:36 PM
  • Thank you.
    Wednesday, January 11, 2012 12:23 AM