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600mb .TMP files?

Discussion in 'Networks' started by Daniel, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Daniel

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    Hi guys,

    Has anyone ever found 600mb .tmp files inside a roaming profile?

    A user's profile today was taking an age to logon, something like an hour.

    Looked at the roaming profile, saw it was 12gb :eek:

    Took a look around and found that in My Pictures there was 20 or so .tmp files, named prf*.tmp

    * = numbers 1 through to 20

    I'll get to the source of the problem tomorrow, just wondered if anyone else has seen anything like that.

    (Btw, I had no idea which forum to post this in, apologies.)
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    delete the user.

    And I don't mean their profile
     

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  3. Gingerdave

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    Hi Daniel have a look at This knowledge base article as it seems to be discribing what the crack is.

    Let us know if that sorts your issue.
     
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  4. Gingerdave

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    Did this sort your issue?
     
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  5. Qs

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    The knowledge base article is pretty bang on.

    This is one of the reasons why we stopped using roaming profiles as they're a pain in the arse.

    The .tmp files should be temporary copies of .ost/.pst files (I can't remember which), so just delete them.

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  6. Daniel

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    Cheers for finding this dave :thumbleft

    Mhh, it does describe the problem im having, but I think I need to simply delete them off the actual computer rather than off the server.

    Havent had a chance to look in the event log yet, plan to tomorrow, very hectic.
     
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  7. Daniel

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    Ah bang on mate :biggrin!

    The archive file in the roaming profile is the exact same size as the .tmp files.

    Cheers for that.

    You dont use roaming profiles anymore? How do you manage when users log onto different machines? Or dont they?

    3 Q's for you :biggrin
     
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  8. Qs

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    We use NTFS restricted network shares for each user - AKA a 'home' drive.

    Anything that they need goes in there and gets backed up. Anything locally stored is up to them, they know the risks.

    As for archiving we have an add-in installed, pushed out through WSUS. It saves a user's PST archive file on a hidden network share which is restricted to a certain size and is updated every few days or so.

    Both network shares are auto-mapped using a logon script after the user logs on, eliminating the need for roaming profiles and keeping waiting times when logging on to a minimum.

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  9. Daniel

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    We have a home drive ( P: ) we also have a script which auto maps it. I think I might get rid of roaming profiles.

    But then all you get is people saying, "OMG, wheres my Carmen Elektra wallpaper gone, ahhh!" :dry
     
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  10. Qs

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    ...and you tell them to go to hell and implement a GPO to change their default wallpapers to a corporate image (or a hairy naked fat guy)
     
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  11. Gingerdave

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    Users here are free to log onto any machine they wish, they have been told that there is not an expectation for them to have their my documents available, its not backed up and all work should be on the servers.

    Thats the company policy so out went Roaming profiles.
     
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  12. Qs

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    Same as our company policy.

    Well, any PC bar mine. :p

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  13. Daniel

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    So much power, cant use it :twisted:
     
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  14. ben_westbrom

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    Ive seen a guy at work with 35gb temp file for mcaffee. God knows what it was for, i just deleted it :D
     
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    Does your gf know that you're into big fat hairy guys? :twisted:
     
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    Kind of like Craigies avatar??
     
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    The man boobs are optional.
     
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