A. When you use a roaming profile in Win2K or later, the OS typically caches a local copy of the profile. However, you can disable this caching by performing the following steps:
- Open the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in, right-click the container that holds the group policy that you want to use to apply the change, select Properties, select the Group Policy tab, then click Edit.
- Navigate to Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, System, Logon for Windows 2000 or Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, System, then click User Profiles for Windows 2003.
- Double-click "Delete cached copies of roaming profiles."
- Select Enabled, then click OK.
- Close the policy editor.
Don't use this policy if you enable slow-link detection for Windows XP and Win2K clients because this feature relies on cached profiles when a slow link is detected. You can also disable cached copies of roaming profiles directly in the registry by creating a registry value named DeleteRoamingCache of type REG_DWORD and setting it to 1 under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System registry subkey.