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How can I delete the local user profile on a Windows 7 machine that is connected to a Windows Server 2008 domain?

DelProf doesn't seem to exist on Windows 7.

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Delprof2 works with Windows 7. See my answer below. –  Helge Klein Apr 13 '12 at 14:29
Rename the folder in users first –  user160316 Sep 20 '12 at 7:31

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You can do it with the User Profiles dialog in System Properties:

  • Log in as different user (with admin privileges) than you want to delete
  • Open Properties for Computer
  • Advanced system settings (on the left side)
  • Settings for User Profiles (in the middle)
  • Select the profile you want to delete and click the delete button

Deleting local user profiles

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Is there an automatic way of doing this? on my Domain I have 30-50 user per PC and the user haven't been logged in for 2-3 years now. Does exist any automatic way of deleting 2 years old users? Windows 7 && Server 2k8 –  emirjonb Mar 13 at 10:51

GPO: Computer Configuration \ Policies \ Administrative Templates \ System \ User Profiles This seems the perfect answer for deleting old domain usersenter image description here

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there was a bug that has been fixed by microsoft support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/983544 –  emirjonb Mar 13 at 11:56

I have developed an inofficial successor to Microsoft's Delprof called Delprof2. It is syntax compatible to the original but more powerful. You can find more information here.

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Great piece of software! –  Zac B May 30 '12 at 14:57
Fantastic! Have been looking for a delprof replacement. –  pelms Jul 5 '12 at 9:18

To clear user local profile via registry:

  1. Press on Start > Run >Regedit

  2. Navigate to the following registry key :“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

  3. Under ProfileList navigate to binary key’s like this: S-1-5-21-3656904587-1668747452-4095529-500

  4. On the right side under ProfileImagePath you'll see the profile path.

  5. Chose the one with the desired user and delete the long registry key like: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList”

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