Windows 7 roaming profiles take a centurary to loggoff RRS feed

  • Question

  • ive recently update all xp pro comps to windows 7 running windows server 2003 R2, loging off takes forever. is user profile hive cleanup service meant to run?
    Sunday, November 8, 2009 6:00 AM


  • This kind of issue happens if Internet Explorer is installed on the computer, and your user profile contains a large Temporary Internet Files folder (cache). Based on my experience,  we can use the following methods to narrow down the issue:

    1. Empty your Temporary Internet Files folder each time you quit Internet Explorer. To do so, follow these steps:

    1) Click Start and click Control Panel.
    2) View by Large icons and click Internet Options.
    3) Click Advanced and under Security, check the "Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed".
    4) Click OK.

    Note: This does not delete content in the Cookies, History, or Subscription folders.

    2. Maintain each user's temporary Internet files in the user's Home directory. Although this still consumes server storage, it does not require that the files be copied to the server when users log off.
    3. Maintain all users' temporary Internet files in a shared common folder. Note that if you use this method, all user's cookies are stored in the same location.
    4. Maintain each user's temporary Internet files on the local drive in a location other than the user's profile folder. This is the most efficient method. However, this does not allow a user's cookies to follow the user to other stations.

    If the issue persists, try to use the Microsoft User Profile Hive Cleanup Service (UPHClean).

    Best Regards

    • Marked as answer by kendrick00 Tuesday, November 10, 2009 8:24 AM
    Tuesday, November 10, 2009 8:22 AM