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I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine running a small corporate domain. User profiles are stored to a drive array on the server and I'm noticing that the user profiles are very large in some cases ( > 15Gb). The primary culprit is each users's 'My Documents' folder.

We don't actually have a great need for users to have access to all their assets on multiple machines. They just need to be able to log into multiple machines. Can I prevent things like appdata, my documents, etc. from being stored with the roaming profile?

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If all they need to do is log in, why are you using a roaming profile at all? – BenGC Feb 23 '11 at 13:53

search for ExcludeProfileDirs in the registry! Or in this case don't use roaming profiles! Also I'd use folder redirection instead of roaming profiles.

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