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 the registry value HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UPHClean\Parameters\SHARING_VIOLATION_REMAP to 1. This setting allows UPHClean to act on problems caused by application holding on to files after logoff. When this happens you may see profile folders left behind and/or creation of profile folders with names username.domain, username.000, username.001, etc.  Do this after installation is done.

Remember it is beta code.  Others who have tested it have reported crashes or hangs. It has been rare but keep that in mind when you decide what testing to do with it. UPHClean v2.0 will be released once the current build does not cause crashing/hanging. I will announce later beta bits through this blog.

The 32 bit plaform bits are here and for 64 bit platforms here.

I appreciate any feedback you have on this release.