How to delete a user profile in Windows Server 2003

For a Microsoft Windows 2000 version of this article, see
313918 .

Summary

This step-by-step article describes how to delete a user profile from a local computer. If you use the method presented in this article, you delete the SystemDrive\Documents and Settings\Username folder that contains the user's My Documents folder, desktop settings, Start menu, Favorites, and cookies. This method also deletes the profile from the
ProfileList key in the registry.

This procedure does not remove a user's ability to log back on to the same computer. When a user logs back in, Windows creates a new
SystemDrive\Documents and Settings\Username folder, but does not re-create the user's previous documents, desktop settings, Start menu, Favorites, and cookies.

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Requirements

You must have administrator permissions to delete a user profile.

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How to Delete a User Profile

To delete a user profile, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  2. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
  3. Under User Profiles, click
    Settings.
  4. Click the user profile that you want to delete, and then click Delete.


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REFERENCES

324749 How to create a roaming user profile in Windows Server 2003


314045 How to restore a user profile in Windows 2000



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Artikel-id: 814584 – senaste granskning 15 feb. 2017 – revision: 2

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