Profile directory is not deleted when using ZDM DLU policy with volatile user

  • 7005023
  • 14-Dec-2009
  • 30-Apr-2012


Windows XP SP 3
Novell Client 4.91 SP5
ZDM Agent 7SP1IR5HP2


When using a ZDM policy with DLU and volatile user, on a password change (after the password has expired), the profile directory is not deleted and after a reboot, a new profile directory is created. This happens on every password change, which causes several directories to be present on the workstation.


There is a setting in the Novell Client that conflicts with the ZDM setting. To prevent the profile directories not to be deleted, change the following setting to off: Advanced Login> Windows Password Synchronization

Additional Information

If you use a VMWare session you have to follow this Knowledge Base article form VMWare:

The name of the client setting in German is:
Erweiterte Anmeldung -> Windows Passwortsynchronisierung