I have a Windows 2008 Remote Desktop Server and a GPO redirecting Remote Desktop Services profiles to a netapp share. This works with one caveat. I am getting a local profile written as well as the roaming profile. An actual full local profile, not a cached copy.

I have already tried deleting the registry key and local profile directories manually. They just reappear on login.

  • There's a GPO setting to delete cached copies of roaming profiles. Do you have that setting enabled in the GPO that is being applied to the RDS server?
    – joeqwerty
    Jun 21, 2012 at 17:36
  • great! where is the setting?
    – user95587
    Jun 21, 2012 at 17:37
  • I found it in Computer Configuration \ Policies \ Administrative Templates \ System \ User Profiles. Its called "Delete cached copies of roaming profiles"
    – user95587
    Jun 21, 2012 at 17:44
  • unfortunately this did not work - the profile is not cached. its an actual local profile. I will adjust my question.
    – user95587
    Jun 21, 2012 at 17:47
  • What property sheet are you using to specify the roaming profile location?
    – Greg Askew
    Jun 21, 2012 at 19:15

1 Answer 1


Enable the "Delete cached copies of roaming profiles" setting in the GPO that is applied to the RDS server. The setting can be found at:

Computer Configuration|Policies|Administrative Templates|System|User Profiles

  • This did not work - but I left the setting in place
    – user95587
    Jun 21, 2012 at 17:50
  • did you run gpupdate on the server after setting the GPO setting? If not, do that or reboot the server.
    – joeqwerty
    Jun 21, 2012 at 17:52
  • I did reboot, but it did not help
    – user95587
    Jun 21, 2012 at 20:44

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