Here is the setup at proctor 
  1. Create a default profile on every computer
    1. Run all programs to get rid of any registration messages
    2. Remove all mapped drives and Printers
  2. All lab and public use computers get deepfreeze
    1. Teachers comptuers don't have deepfreeze.
  3. In Active Directory I give the user a network home folder mapped to H: drive
  4. Using GPO I redirect all My Documents folder to the users home folders on the network.
    1. You could also remap favorites, but I chose to push creating shortcuts, or using delicious or diigo for saving links.
  5. For setting printers, running logon apps, creating shared shortcuts, setting other mapped drives, and basically any other profile settings, I use ScriptStart (  They also have a profile utility which I have not bothered to set up yet (works similar to roaming profiles).
  6. I use delprof on an as-needed basis, usually only when I have to update the default profile on a teacher comptuer.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Clark" <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 11:00:03 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: conflicker ~ I caught it

Is it worth looking at poaming profiles ? I have avoided this bec of plms
loading huge profiles across the network ..and updating after log out..

Delprof looks like the answer

-----Original Message-----
From: School Information Technology Discussion
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jack Barnes
Sent: May 06, 2009 9:16 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: conflicker ~ I caught it

One of the features of Zenworks (a Novell Product) is that we create student
profiles on the fly and they are deleted when the student logs out.  This
works great in the labs and minimizes the number of profiles.
 There are times when it doesn't work but then we either fun delprof or
reimage to clear them out.

Teacher profiles do remain on the computers but in the case of labs,
teachers don't often log into those computers anyway.

Jack W. Barnes, CNE
Head Network Administrator
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Office 802-857-7000
Ext. 1039
Cell 802-318-0976
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>>> Bob Wickberg <[log in to unmask]> 05/06/2009 8:20 AM >>>
There's a microsoft utility, delprof, that deletes entire profiles, which
would include temp internet files.   There's a command line switch
allows you to delete only profiles not used in x days.  I have a script set
up to run whenever the library PCs are shut down, that deletes all profiles
not used in 30 days.  That way, if a student accidentally leaves an
important file in the my docs folder, they can go back and get it, for a
while.  But unused profiles are regularly deleted.  Running it at shutdown
assures that it will generally only run when no one cares how long it takes
to run.  It can take quite a while if there are lots of profiles to clean

Obviously you don't want to take this approach on machines that kids are
supposed to be saving files on, but I assume this would only be servers.

Bob Wickberg
Technology Coordinator
Brattleboro Union High School District # 6

School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]>
>Nice website - good resources
>Now my question :
>After running deep scans in the library, I saw how long they took
>of the thousands of files stored locally w/in each user's profile. Is
>there a utility or perhaps group policy which will force these
>Internet files to be deleted ? I considered for a few nanoseconds of
>doing the cleanup myself, but then I thought again !
>Bill Clark
>Austine School
>School Information Technology Discussion
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]
>On Behalf Of Eric Snay
>Sent: April 24, 2009 4:49 PM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: conflicker ~ I caught it
>Hey BJ -
>My heart goes out to you; hope you're able to get everything cleaned
>We're running Trend Officescan here as well, and so far (knock on
wood) I
>haven't seen it.  Have you had a chance to invoke Trend's "outbreak
>Keep us posted on your progress,
>Eric I Snay
>Technology Coordinator
>Fair Haven Union High School
>Fair Haven VT  05743
>t: 802.265.4966  f: 802.265.3602
>On 4/24/2009 at 4:05 PM, Bjorn Behrendt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>It seems to proprogate itself any means possible, I am guessing the
>network in my case.  Probably started from an infected usb key or
>I have Trend Microsystems which was up to date on most computers, but
>didn't seem to help much beond reporting.   I also ran the network
>before March 31 and my network came back clear.
>I first noticed it when my main domain server was so taxed it stopped
>doing anything.  This server is also my AV server so I am guessing
>once it sent out it's latest update, all 200 of the computers
>to it reported back saying exsessive vireses detected.
>I had to go old school to get rid of it.   I dissconected all my
>and have been one by one checking and patching the computers with a
>disk (using kk.exe and the 3 ms patches).   I created a blog post on
> ] with links to the utilities
>have been using.
>Bjorn Behrendt
>Proctor School District
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>Bjorn Behrendt
>Proctor School District
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>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Rick Hege" <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Sent: Friday, April 24, 2009 2:25:51 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
>Subject: Re: conflicker ~ I caught it
>Can you elaborate a bit on the problems that you are experiencing?
>At 01:40 PM 4/24/2009, you wrote:
>>22 days late but it is hear now. Â Â
>>Bjorn Behrendt
>>Proctor School District
>>[log in to unmask]
>Tech Support
>Townshend School District
>PO Box 226
>Townshend, VT 05353-0226
>Fax 802-365-7955


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