New UPHClean beta build

Hi there!   Good news — I’m releasing an updated beta build today.  It fixes machine hangs and crashes that could occur with build 2.0.48.0.  The 32 bit plaform bits are here and for 64 bit platforms here. If you find any problem with this build please email the details to uphclean@microsoft.com or post them…

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UPHClean v2.0 beta

So you want to try out the UPHClean v2.0 beta?  Very good because that is what this post is about! The current beta build installs on Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. A future build will install on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.To get the full benefit of UPHClean you should set…

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UPHClean v2.0

UPHClean v2.0 is a new version that tries to help with the following scenarios: Timing fix In v1.6 there is a timing issue with where the profile unload process stopped trying to unload the user profile hive before UPHClean finished its work. UPHClean finished its release of user profile hive handles but Winlogon had already proceeded…

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About UPHClean v2.0 events 1630, 1631 and 1632

UPHClean v2.0 tries to assist when the security descriptor prevents access to a file or directory.  This often prevents the system from completing the profile reconciliation process.  This can happen because the inherited permissions are set incorrectly or possibly because the user sets to prevent administrative and/or system access. UPHClean attempts to deal with that…

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UPHClean v1.6 Security Vulnerability Fix

The previous version of UPHClean did not call the system executable using quotes. This could in some scenarios allow a local user to elevate privileges. This issue has now been addressed in the current version. Thanks to Thierry Zoller from Verizon Business for reporting this issue to us.   Updated bits (v1.6g)  are being posted…

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Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and UPHClean

UPHClean fails to install on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.  This happens because the User Profile service included with those operating system includes the functionality of UPHClean v1.6 built in.  There is no point in having UPHClean perform its monitoring work when the profile service does all necessary work to prevent user hive fails from…

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Status of UPHClean

Hi! First let me apologize for the length of time since my last post.  Unfortunately this post is to report that UPHClean is now officially dormant.  Release bits for UPHClean v2.0 are not forthcoming.  There’s no plan of record for release. This means that even if it was restarted it would be months or much longer to…

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UPHClean v2.0 build 2.0.49.0 (beta) for 64 bit platform operating system

In the attachment below you will find the UPHClean v2.0 beta bits for operating system running on 64 bit platform (AMD or Intel x64 — not Intel Itanium).  See my blog post here for a description of what’s in v2.0. uphclean-setup.msi

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Hi

I am Robin Caron.  I have worked for 8 years as an escalation engineer for Microsoft supporting directory services technologies for the Windows platform. I am starting this blog as a way to distribute information about UPHClean and to offer some ramblings about Windows user profiles.  UPHClean is a tool that I wrote about 5 years ago…

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UPHClean v2.0 beta for 64 bit platform operating system

In the attachment below you will find the UPHClean v2.0 beta bits for operating system running on 64 bit platform (AMD or Intel x64 — not Intel Itanium).  See my blog post here for a description of what’s in v2.0. uphclean-setup-x64-2-0-48.msi

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