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Multiple SMS Profiles in WinNT directory

Multiple SMS Profiles in WinNT directory

Multiple SMS Profiles in WinNT directory

SMS 2.0 Site (SP2)

I just noticed that on a couple of our domain controllers (used as CAP's and distribution points) that SMS is creating many profiles in the WinNT\Profiles directory.  We're getting numerous profiles like the following:


And so on.  In fact, on one server we have around 50 such profiles.  Seems like several have been created each month for almost two years.  This only occurs on a couple of our servers.  The rest of our servers appear normal.  I'm researching Technet, but in the meantime if anyone knows why this is occuring, your feedback would be appreciated.

Tom Thaden

RE: Multiple SMS Profiles in WinNT directory

This is becoming a more common issue.  It is generally due to having exceeded the maximum registry size limit.  When SMS installs, it needs a certain max reg size beyond the value that is configured for WinNT.  Increasing the max reg size fixes the problem.

Rod Trent
Microsoft SMS Installer ISBN:0072124474
Admin911:SMS ISBN:0072130229

RE: Multiple SMS Profiles in WinNT directory

I too am having a problems with SMS profiles. I have automatic client installation turned on, no logon installation is enabled.  When SMS tries to install the SMS client on some of my Windows 2000 professional machines, it seems to fail.  I am reading the CCM.log on the server, and it almost seems to finish.  But, the end result is no sms client install and numerous SCCMBootAcct&.comnputername.xxx directories under c:\documents and settings.  On some machines with smaller hard drives the disk space fills up completely.  I have seen up to 1000 directories enumerated.  Any thoughts?

RE: Multiple SMS Profiles in WinNT directory

How do you maximize the registry entrys?  

Please let me know of the steps. Thankyou in advance

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