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My users are having an issue with their roaming profiles getting too large and then their roaming profile is lost. I believe this is because this is because they are storing too much in their roaming profiles. Is there a program that can be installed in Windows, that will:

  1. Listen for a logoff event
  2. Check the size of their Roaming Profile against a size limit I set...
  3. If the roaming profile is too big, it will notify the user that they have to decrease the size of the profile.

Does a program like this exist or does it need to written?

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What makes you think it's because they are "too big"? What related events/errors are being logged? Windows should wait until the profile is copied (or gets an error) before shutting down. As-is, this is basically a shopping request, which is off-topic. –  techie007 Sep 30 '12 at 16:34
    
Well one of them was 125GB might that have been a little too big? Ah what sorts of errors should I be looking for in the Event logger? There's lots of types in there. –  leeand00 Sep 30 '12 at 16:35
    
Ones related to the roaming profiles, network drops, etc. try looking at the ones happening around the time that you suspect the problem is occurring. But, yeah that's a stupid huge profile. –  techie007 Sep 30 '12 at 16:38
    
Is there an info event that will list the time when the system first begins logging off? –  leeand00 Sep 30 '12 at 16:39
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IMO, you're approaching this wrong, see my answer. GP is your friend. ;) –  techie007 Sep 30 '12 at 16:44

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Windows Group Policy provides ways to deal with profile sizes.

To start, check out User Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\User Profiles\Limit profile size:

This policy setting sets the maximum size of each user profile and determines the system's response when a user profile reaches the maximum size. This policy setting affects both local and roaming profiles.

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