Occasionally you might login to a different computer with a domain account. Depending on your Active Directory configuration, your profile may be downloaded and stored on that computer, including documents, settings, and other configuration data. That can add up to a lot of wasted storage, not to mention the potential for an unauthorized person to discover your data.
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The easiest way to deal with this is simply to delete the profiles when you’re finished. Here’s how to do it in Windows 7.
- Open Control Panel.
- Click the System icon.
- On the left side, click Advanced system settings as shown in Figure 1.
- In the Advanced tab, in the User Profiles section click Settings. This will display the User Profiles dialog as shown in Figure 2.
- Select your user profile and click Delete. If prompted, click Yes to confirm.
That’s it! The profile is gone.
Mike Danseglio – CISSP, MCSE, and CEH
Mike Danseglio teaches IT Security Training, Windows, System Center and Windows Server 2012 classes at Interface Technical Training. His classes are available in Phoenix, AZ and online with RemoteLive™.