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  • hello,

    in my organisation we have about 160 users. In the current situation each time a user loggs on

    to a workstation it saves a local profile on the workstation. I don't want this anymore, i want the users to receive a temporary profile when they log on to the workstation and that this temporary profile is deleted after the user loggs off. if the users have personal files they can place them on a shared folder or usb stick.

    does anybody know a way to achieve this.

    kind regards

    Thursday, May 31, 2012 11:51 AM

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  • Consider using Mandatory profiles: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb776895%28v=vs.85%29.aspx


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    • Proposed as answer by 朱鸿文 Friday, June 1, 2012 1:46 AM
    • Marked as answer by 朱鸿文 Monday, June 4, 2012 7:17 AM
    Thursday, May 31, 2012 11:59 AM
  • Hello,

    You can use of group policy settings to achieve this by deleting the user profile on reboot.
    Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/User Profiles/Delete user profiles older than a specified number of days on system restart

    Also look at this article - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940453/en-us

    Remember user gets temporary profile when there are permissions issues or no disk space is left on the drive, it's not feature that can be used. It's better to use the GPO setting or configure a script to delete user profile at logoff/restart.

    See here - http://www.powershellcommunity.org/Forums/tabid/54/aft/6569/Default.aspx

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverGP/thread/4ed10482-8916-4cca-b512-496c05ed71c1

    HTH


    Sachin Gadhave
    MCP, MCSA, MCTS

    • Proposed as answer by 朱鸿文 Friday, June 1, 2012 1:46 AM
    • Marked as answer by 朱鸿文 Monday, June 4, 2012 7:17 AM
    Thursday, May 31, 2012 2:37 PM

All replies

  • Consider using Mandatory profiles: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb776895%28v=vs.85%29.aspx


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    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuring
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    • Proposed as answer by 朱鸿文 Friday, June 1, 2012 1:46 AM
    • Marked as answer by 朱鸿文 Monday, June 4, 2012 7:17 AM
    Thursday, May 31, 2012 11:59 AM
  • Hello,

    You can use of group policy settings to achieve this by deleting the user profile on reboot.
    Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/User Profiles/Delete user profiles older than a specified number of days on system restart

    Also look at this article - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940453/en-us

    Remember user gets temporary profile when there are permissions issues or no disk space is left on the drive, it's not feature that can be used. It's better to use the GPO setting or configure a script to delete user profile at logoff/restart.

    See here - http://www.powershellcommunity.org/Forums/tabid/54/aft/6569/Default.aspx

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverGP/thread/4ed10482-8916-4cca-b512-496c05ed71c1

    HTH


    Sachin Gadhave
    MCP, MCSA, MCTS

    • Proposed as answer by 朱鸿文 Friday, June 1, 2012 1:46 AM
    • Marked as answer by 朱鸿文 Monday, June 4, 2012 7:17 AM
    Thursday, May 31, 2012 2:37 PM
  • Hi,
     
    As this thread has been quiet for a while, we will mark it as ‘Answered’ as the information provided should be helpful. If you need further help, please feel free to reply this post directly so we will be notified to follow it up. You can also choose to unmark the answer as you wish.
     
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    Monday, June 4, 2012 7:17 AM