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User Profile Deletion Utility Tool

February 7, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Found a  nice utility to remove multiple user profiles from computers, especially if they’re shared computers used by many people, Or if you want to remove accounts that are no longer active or in use.

you should also exercise caution when deciding which accounts to remove

The utility can be downloaded from the following location – User Profile Deletion Utility

Install the User Profile Deletion Utility by running the downloaded delprof.msi file. No shortcuts are created. Instead you’ll find the program installed in the directory C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools. Three files reside there: delprof.exe (the program’s executable file) and two help files.

Launching the User Profile Deletion Utility from the command line lets you pass any of the following parameters:

/q—runs the tool in quiet mode so you’re not prompted to confirm the deletion of each profile.

/i—does not inform you of any errors that occur.

/p—displays a message prompting you to confirm the deletion of each profile.

/r—removes only cached roaming profiles on the PC but leaves the local profiles alone.

/c:\\computer name—lets you launch the tool remotely by specifying the name of a network PC on which to run it.

/d:days—lets you specify the number of days after which the tool considers the profiles inactive and thereby deletes them.

This tool will remove all directories and files associated with a specific profiles, including desktop icons and settings, Internet Explorer Favorites, program-specific files stored in the Application Data directory, and the My Documents directory. Since the program is run from a console window, the deleted files are not stored in the Recycle Bin. Once removed, the files cannot be undeleted, except possibly by a third-party recovery utility.

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