Today i came accross an issue where our File Server partition for User Profiles became 99% full.
As a server admin this is a problem, but we can't just go around deleting stuff we don't like the look of, and rather than talking to 100+ users i decided to use "TreeSize" to show me what are the largest folders and if there are any commonalities.
The answer was Dropbox !
Nearly every user has a Dropbox folder under the roaming profile folder the smallest was about 1gb, and the some were even 20gb !!!
So in order to keep the file server healthy i created another GPO to go along side the roaming profile & folder re-direction on Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard.
In the case we want to exclude Dropbox content from the roaming part of a user profile we actually have two options (i chose option 1)
1. Make the folder “local” through group policy, we can exclude some folders from the roaming part of a folder GPO. Logon and logoff will become faster and the Dropbox content just stays on the system and isn’t synced with the profile’s central copy at the profile server.
2. Move the folder through the Dropbox GUI to a location under a local folder (for example %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local, which is excluded from the roaming part of a profile by default). This has the same result as the previous option, but is only achieved by actually working on the desktop itself which is very time consuming.
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