I created an account on Windows Server. But the problem comes when i want to delete the user profile. I have tried deleting it from Control Panel -> Advanced Settings -> Users -> Delete the profile.

It disappears from the Users list. But it still exists in C:\>Users directory. On a further note, i also remove the account from the Control Panel -> Users Management.

Is it normal or abnormal....???

  • is this a local user or did you set this windows server 2008 install up as a domain controller? If it is not a domain controller, is it on a windows network with a domain controller, or is this strictly a local account? Is the account 'guest' or 'administrator'? Do you have administrative rights over this machine? Did you add the user via Control Panel > Advanced > Users? – Richie086 Apr 22 '14 at 19:37
  • Instead of adding Solved to the title, please answer your own question by using the button below. You can then accept this answer in two days. – slhck Apr 22 '14 at 19:55
  • @Richie086, slhck - please see my answer below. – user2052801 Apr 22 '14 at 20:01
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The procedure i have used to delete the profile is:

  1. Navigate to the control panel -> Users Accounts -> Give other users access to this computer , select the user and remove.
  2. Navigate to the control panel -> In the search box, type "advanced" -> Under System choose View Advanced System Settings. Select the user profile and Delete.

The profile is now not listed in the C:\>Users directory.

I'd delete the c:\users directory after you are sure that the account has been removed from the users.

  • thanks for your response. Soon after posting the question, i was able to delete the profile. Just i have to remove it from the advanced user profile settings. – user2052801 Apr 22 '14 at 19:36
  • Sounds good....M$ has a way of changing the place to go on things between releases. Its a pain as I know what I want to do just not where it is hidden. Like the power off in Windows 8 for example. :-) – mdpc Apr 22 '14 at 19:38
  • loll...true. I agree.:) – user2052801 Apr 22 '14 at 19:40

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