Windows 10: Group Policy delete old profiles (but not admins accounts?)

Discus and support Group Policy delete old profiles (but not admins accounts?) in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Hello, Want to select to delete profiles older then 30 days, however, there is some accounts like admin and local admin I do not want it to delete as... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Whelan189, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. Whelan189 Win User

    Group Policy delete old profiles (but not admins accounts?)


    Hello, Want to select to delete profiles older then 30 days, however, there is some accounts like admin and local admin I do not want it to delete as it will cause issues, what options is there?

    Grateful for any guidance, many thanks.

    :)
     
    Whelan189, Nov 28, 2018
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  2. AndyK Win User

    Delete user profiles Group Policy Deleting Admin Account


    I work in a large organisation where many different users log in to our Windows 10 (1607) based PCs on a daily basis.

    Due to this I have enabled the Delete user profiles older than a specified number days on system restart Group Policy under Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\User Profiles to stop the hard drive from clogging up.

    This seems to work however, it also deletes the admin account if this has not been accessed within the timeframe I have set. As a result, the admin account is recreated.

    Is there any way to only allow user accounts to be deleted whilst leaving the admin account untouched?

    Thanks in advance.
     
    AndyK, Nov 28, 2018
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  3. Allan Mej Win User
    GROUP POLICIES IN WINDOWS 10

    You can change Group Policies by opening Group Policy Editor first. You can open it by following these steps:

    • Log in an administrator account. If you are already logged in as an administrator, proceed to step 2.
    • Press Windows + R to open Run.
    • Type gpedit.msc and press Enter.

    After opening Group Policy Editor, you can now make the necessary changes that you want.

    Should you have more concerns, feel free to post.

    Regards.
     
    Allan Mej, Nov 28, 2018
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  4. Group Policy delete old profiles (but not admins accounts?)

    Deleting old MS account profile photos

    Hello Paul,

    Are you referring to the local account profile picture? If you are, there's no automatic method of deleting profile picture. However, you can still remove unwanted profile pictures through
    Windows Explorer. Follow the steps below:

    • Select the Start button.
    • Copy and paste the path below and then press Enter.
      • %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures
    • Delete the unwanted profile picture.

    Let us know if you require further assistance.
     
    Devlin Sco, Nov 28, 2018
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