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June 13, 2016 at 6:21 pm

Apologies if this shows up elsewhere, I looked through the first three or so pages and didn't see anything on it.

Overall I am trying to delete user profiles from several terminal servers when a user leaves via the remprof.exe command.

Full disclosure: I want to have a CSV that lists all of our term servers (for ease of editing) and a separate CSV that lists the users (haven't even gotten that far).

Testing out just the piece that deletes the profile sans variables, I am already failing. If I try just the invoke command:

invoke-command -ComputerName computerName -ScriptBlock {'C:\windows\system32\remprof.exe userAccountName'}

it looks like it works in the PS window, but doesn't actually run the script on the remote computer. I can run literally the exact line 'C:\windows\system32\remprof.exe userAccountName' and it works fine.

From there it gets progressively worse with the foreach and get-content not working; powershell complaining the computer name isn't valid

$computers = get-content "term_servers.csv"

foreach ($computer in $computers)

    $adcompname = Get-ADComputer $computer
    invoke-command -ComputerName $adcompname -ScriptBlock {'C:\windows\system32\remprof.exe userAccountName'}

    write-host "$computer done."


Any thoughts would be much appreciated!!


June 13, 2016 at 6:29 pm

Keep in mind that a Remoting connection does not spin up a profile on the remote machine, and it runs under delegated authentication. It's possible that RemProf.exe simply won't work in that context.

June 14, 2016 at 4:00 am

if you are trying to remove local profiles you might look at something Boe Prox ( wrote a while ago:

I used it when I needed to manage profiles with Remote desktop servers.