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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lilhlfpint, Apr 22, 2003.

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  1. lilhlfpint

    lilhlfpint Thread Starter

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    (we have roaming profiles set up and usually when i create a new user i just copy an existing user and then i create a profile folder and copy a profile over but sometimes i forget to create the folder and when i log on as the new user, a folder is automatically created.

    my question is how do i delete that folder? when the folder is automatically created even if i have the administrator take ownership i am still denied access.

    we are running a windows 2000 active directory integrated domain.

    thanks in advance for your assistance.)
     
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  3. Jeerajat

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    ok because u r already logged in as that user if that is the case logoff and then login as administrator then delete it or tru deleting it when in safe mode. If u r logged in as that user then u will get access denied because the folder is in use.
     
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    (thanks for replying! you know what, i did try that, i made sure the user was logged off. i even deleted the user and still could not delete the folder. i thought for sure the fact that it allowed me to have the admin take ownership that i would be able to do it, but still i get the 'access denied'. i'm really stumped. = \)
     
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    (the profiles are on the server. i will take a look at those links, thank you. i've tried without luck to find the answer online. = \)
     
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    (i will try the delprof.exe tool as soon as i can find a place to download it because i don't have my resource kit anymore. i don't know if it will work because the profiles are not in the default location, they are in a folder named 'profiles'. i'm trying to find a place where i can download just that tool right now to try it out.

    ::update::

    you know what i don't think that tool will for after all because it is for cached profiles and these profiles are not cached on the server.

    http://www.win2000mag.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=8430

    i will still give it a try when i get the tool.)
     
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