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
up vote 1 down vote accepted

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

Your Answer


By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.