PC's does not log off

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davidch805

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Hello all,

We are in a domain enviroment with about 100 PC's on the subnet. Both our DC and BU-DC are running Server 2003. All of our workstations are XP Pro. We use Panda AntiVirus for our virus needs. The vast majority of our users all have local profiles

We are having a problem that is going from bad to worse. Everyday day we are getting more and more machines that do not lof off or that take upwards of 30 minutes to log off. I've Googled my thumbs down to nubs trying to figure this out. I've seen the website that is out there with all kinds of stuff to try and the majoity of that either didn't work or didn't apply to our enviroment.

Several of these PC's are brand new Dell PC's that we have been deploying since the middle of November.

They log off just fine after we deployed them and they just gradually not working. Just today I was contacted by a user that her PC was still "on" after 2 hours. She knows that as another co-worker told her about it. This one PC I deployed just last week.

We've updated the BIOS's on every machine, made a couple of registry hacks, and installed the free app UPH Clean Slow Shutdown.

Needless to say this is frustrating our users and it's really frustrating us.

Thanks for any help
David
 
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Perhaps the User Profile Hive Cleanup Service from microsoft could be of some help?

It comes directly from microsoft

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1B286E6D-8912-4E18-B570-42470E2F3582&displaylang=en

Overview
The User Profile Hive Cleanup service helps to ensure user sessions are completely terminated when a user logs off. System processes and applications occasionally maintain connections to registry keys in the user profile after a user logs off. In those cases the user session is prevented from completely ending. This can result in problems when using Roaming User Profiles in a server environment or when using locked profiles as implemented through the Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP.

On Windows 2000 you can benefit from this service if the application event log shows event id 1000 where the message text indicates that the profile is not unloading and that the error is "Access is denied". On Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 either event ids 1517 and 1524 indicate the same profile unload problem.

To accomplish this the service monitors for logged off users that still have registry hives loaded. When that happens the service determines which application have handles opened to the hives and releases them. It logs the application name and what registry keys were left open. After this the system finishes unloading the profile.
 
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