Feedback on experience with User Profile Manager from Forensit

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Windows 7
Windows 7 Administration
Windows Server User Profiles
As seems to be the case for many people in educational or other public access environments, technicians are having issues dealing with user profiles in Windows 7. The user profile manager in the Advanced system settings in control panel only removes one user profile at a time and this is not efficient in a school environment. I have stumbled upon a program entitled User Profile Manager 2.0 from Forensit. From initial testing it looks somewhat promising. Has anyone used this program and if so can you provide any feedback from your experience with regards to deleting user profiles or setting a default user profile for all users.

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Never used that program before, and have never needed to. If you want to delete a user profile, just go to “c:\users” and delete the user profile folder and all of its contents.

If you want to modify the default profile, go to “C:\users\public” and modify the contents the way you like.

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You can’t do this in Windows 7. The user profile setup is not the same as it was in Windows XP. If you do this, the next time you log on a temporary profile gets created. Pretty soon you can’t log on at all on this machine using this user account as you get error messages related to the profile. The only way Windows 7 will successfully delete a profile is with the User Profile Manager. Active Directory has a way to delete user profiles as well after a specified number of days, but this process removes all profiles on the machine, including the administrator profile.

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