User Profile Questions.



Bill T
07-10-2005, 01:21 AM
Hi all,
I was wondering why it takes my computer takes such a long lime to shut
down, and restart. (3-5 minutes to shut down and about the same to Boot up
either from restart or cold boot)
My System
WinXP Pro
CPU - P4 3Gig
RAM - 1Gig
HD Maxtor 120Gig ATA133
HD Maxtor 160Gig SATA
Video ATI Radeon 9600 Pro
Audio SB Live

I found out that it could be because of my user profile. I am the only
person that uses this computer
When I looked into the System Properties (Right click My Computer\Advanced
tab\User Profiles Settings) I found there are 3 profiles:
ComputerName\Administrator 1.59GB
ComputerName\ASPNET 708KB
ComputerName\My Name 5.03MB

Questions
1) Is it normal to have all three profiles?
2) Why is the Administrator profile so large?
3) Is there anyway to change the content of this profile?

I also looked into the properties for drive C: (My Computer right click
drive c:\Properties\Quota tab)
Enable quota management was not enabled. I enabled it but that is as far as
I got. I am not sure what else to do after that.
When I clicked on the Quota Entries button on the Quota Tab another window
opened up and in it are 5 entries

Quota Entries for CHARLIE (C:)
Status
Name
Logon Name
Amount Used (MB)
Quota Limit (MB)
Warning Level (MB)
Percent Used

OK
BUILTIN\Administrators
35787.55
No Limit
No Limit
N/A

OK
ComputerName\Administrator
6154.26
No Limit
No Limit
N/A

OK
ASP.NET Machine Account
ComputerName\ASPNET
0.4
No Limit
No Limit
N/A

OK
NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE
109.63
No Limit
No Limit
N/A

OK
NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
0.1
No Limit
No Limit
N/A



4) Is it normal to have such high Amount Used values?

5) Is it possible to delete the Administrator profile and create a new one,
and if so what do I lose when I delete the administrator profile?

Thank you for your help
Bill

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 01:21 AM
Hi,

> 1) Is it normal to have all three profiles?

Yes, though the aspnet one can be safely removed. It is the result of
installing the .net framework from Windows Update.

> 2) Why is the Administrator profile so large?

No idea, log into that account and start looking around.

> 3) Is there anyway to change the content of this profile?

See above.

> 4) Is it normal to have such high Amount Used values?

Much depends on the system and user habits, but no, it's not unusual.

> 5) Is it possible to delete the Administrator profile and create a new
> one, and if so what do I lose when I delete the administrator profile?

No, the default administrator account cannot (and should not) be removed.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Bill T" <me@home.now> wrote in message
news:%23dDXW$8aFHA.3932@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi all,
> I was wondering why it takes my computer takes such a long lime to shut
> down, and restart. (3-5 minutes to shut down and about the same to Boot up
> either from restart or cold boot)
> My System
> WinXP Pro
> CPU - P4 3Gig
> RAM - 1Gig
> HD Maxtor 120Gig ATA133
> HD Maxtor 160Gig SATA
> Video ATI Radeon 9600 Pro
> Audio SB Live
>
> I found out that it could be because of my user profile. I am the only
> person that uses this computer
> When I looked into the System Properties (Right click My Computer\Advanced
> tab\User Profiles Settings) I found there are 3 profiles:
> ComputerName\Administrator 1.59GB
> ComputerName\ASPNET 708KB
> ComputerName\My Name 5.03MB
>
> Questions
> 1) Is it normal to have all three profiles?
> 2) Why is the Administrator profile so large?
> 3) Is there anyway to change the content of this profile?
>
> I also looked into the properties for drive C: (My Computer right click
> drive c:\Properties\Quota tab)
> Enable quota management was not enabled. I enabled it but that is as far
> as I got. I am not sure what else to do after that.
> When I clicked on the Quota Entries button on the Quota Tab another window
> opened up and in it are 5 entries
>
> Quota Entries for CHARLIE (C:)
> Status
> Name
> Logon Name
> Amount Used (MB)
> Quota Limit (MB)
> Warning Level (MB)
> Percent Used
>
> OK
> BUILTIN\Administrators
> 35787.55
> No Limit
> No Limit
> N/A
>
> OK
> ComputerName\Administrator
> 6154.26
> No Limit
> No Limit
> N/A
>
> OK
> ASP.NET Machine Account
> ComputerName\ASPNET
> 0.4
> No Limit
> No Limit
> N/A
>
> OK
> NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE
> 109.63
> No Limit
> No Limit
> N/A
>
> OK
> NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
> 0.1
> No Limit
> No Limit
> N/A
>
>
>
> 4) Is it normal to have such high Amount Used values?
>
> 5) Is it possible to delete the Administrator profile and create a new
> one, and if so what do I lose when I delete the administrator profile?
>
> Thank you for your help
> Bill
>
>
>
>
>
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