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UPHClean. What is it, what does it and do we need it?

UPHClean monitors the computer while Windows is unloading user profiles and forces resources that are open to close. Therefore, the computer can unload and reconcile user profiles. This article describes the installation of the User Profile Hive Cleanup service.

One of the warnings you always see on a SBS 2003 after the backup has been run is this:

UPHClean. What is it, what does it and do we need it?

All though is not a serious warning the consensus among many MVP's is that we should always install the UPHClean service.

Download details: User Profile Hive Cleanup Service:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=1B286E6D-8912-4E18-B570-42470E2F3582&displaylang=en

  1. Double click the executable you just downloaded from the URL above. Click next.
    UPHClean. What is it, what does it and do we need it?
  2. Accept the License Agreement and click Next.
    UPHClean. What is it, what does it and do we need it?
  3. We choose to leave all as default and click Next.
    UPHClean. What is it, what does it and do we need it?
  4. Click Next.
    UPHClean. What is it, what does it and do we need it?
  5. Click Close to finish the Installation.
    UPHClean. What is it, what does it and do we need it?
  6. Check in Computer Management if the User Profile Hive Cleanup service has been to start Automatically and if the server already has been started.
    UPHClean. What is it, what does it and do we need it?

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