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On Windows Server 2008/2003, users are logging in via Active Directory. So I believe that all of them have cached local settings when they log in the first time and onwards.

How/Where do you clear this cache?


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When you say "cached local settings", do you mean the user profiles stored locally to the clients, or the cached credentials which allow offline logon? – jscott Sep 9 '13 at 15:11
Are you referring to their user profile, which contains application settings, etc. or are you referring to their cached credentials, which allow them to log onto their computer with their domain user account even when they're disconnected from the domain? – joeqwerty Sep 9 '13 at 15:11
Hi all. I refer to the user profile, which contains application settings – DextrousDave Sep 9 '13 at 15:20
OK, so you want to know how to delete/reset a user profile on a computer? (just verifying, but jscott or joe or google can easily answer this one) – TheCleaner Sep 9 '13 at 15:24
The settings you're referring to are part of the user profile. So you DO want to delete the user profile. You do that from System Properties>Advanced properties tab>User Profiles section>Settings button>Select the user profile you want to delete>Click Delete button. - Also, it seems that you're confusing the user profile with the user account. Deleting the user profile DOES NOT delete the user account. – joeqwerty Sep 10 '13 at 0:08

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