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Cannot Delete Certain User Profiles

This article was previously published under Q159927
When looking at the User Profiles tab of the System tool in Control Panel,the Delete button may be unavailable for certain user profiles.
This occurs whenever the user account associated with that profile is inuse. This not only applies to the currently logged on user, but also to anyuser accounts used by services that start automatically (such as tapebackup software).
To resolve this problem, log on as a different user or stop the servicethat is currently using the account associated with the user profile. Youcan then delete the profile.
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Article ID: 159927 - Last Review: 02/23/2007 00:24:12 - Revision: 2.2

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