For those still using Windows XP here is a nice script that I used to use in a previous life to remove the masses of local profiles collected on our systems.
Obviously now with Windows Vista and 7 (in an enterprise environment) you can just set the GPO “Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/User Profiles/Delete user profiles older than a specified number of days on system restart“. Which makes all of our lives easier…
Here’s the script anyway – I ran this locally on each machine but it can easily be deployed via GPO. Just make sure you are wise about when you deploy it as it could take a lot of time to process (depending on how many local profiles are on the system) and delay your users Logon experience.
Const LocalDocumentsFolder = "C:Documents and Settings" set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder(localdocumentsfolder) on error resume next for each fldr in objFolder.SubFolders if not isexception(fldr.name) then objFSO.DeleteFolder fldr.path, True end if next Function isException(byval foldername) select case foldername case "All Users" isException = True case "Default User" isException = True case "LocalService" isException = True case "NetworkService" isException = True case "Administrator" isException = True case Else isException = False End Select End Function