4 Easy Ways to Perform Windows Server 2019 Delete User Profile

If you are searching for ways to delete user profiles on Windows Server 2019, then you can read the below contents!


By Maggie Updated on July 7, 2023

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Reasons to delete user profile on Windows Server 2019

We guess maybe you decide to donate or sell your current computer to others, or you are going to leave a company while deleting your personal account on your work computers. Generally speaking, we believe that you are out of common reasons when you decide to perform Windows Server 2019 delete user profile no matter what occasion stimulates.

Windows Server 2019

1. Privacy concerns: If you are concerned about your personal information being stored or shared by a platform, deleting your user profile can help protect your privacy.
2. Security breaches: In the event of a security breach or data leak, deleting your user profile can minimize the risk of your information falling into the wrong hands.
3. Unwanted communication: If you're receiving unwanted messages, spam, or harassment from other users on a platform, deleting your user profile can help you escape from those interactions.
4. Inactive or unused account: If you no longer use a platform or service, deleting your user profile can help declutter your online presence and reduce the risk of your information being compromised.

So reasons are various. Also, it's important to consider backing up any important data before proceeding with profile deletion.

How to delete user profile in Windows Server 2019

Here we have 4 easy ways to delete your user profile, including delete user profile from registry Windows Server 2019.

Option 1. Manually delete by Run command

Step 1. Log in to the Server from which you are removing the user.

Step 2. Open Run box by pressing Windows +R, and enter lusrmgr.msc in the box and click OK.

lusrmgr msc

Step 3. In the console, double-click on Users, and you will see a list of users displays on the right.


Step 4. Right-click on the user that you want to delete, and then click Delete.

Step 5. Click Yes to confirm when the warning prompt that the deletion cannot be undone displays.

Option 2. Delete through Settings

Step 1. Log in to the Server as an administrator.

Step 2. To open Windows Settings, type the word Settings in the search bar. Then locate at Accounts.


Step 3. Then you click Other Users > Add another person to this PC.

Step 4. In the navigation bar on the left, click Users.

Step 5. Right-click the user you want to delete and confirm by clicking Delete.

Delete lusrmgr

Option 3. Delete via Control Panel

Step 1. Select Start and search for Control Panel.

Step 2. Select Large icons in View by, and then select System.

Large Icons

Step 3. Scroll down and click the Advanced System settings link.

Advanced System Settings

Step 4. Under the Advanced tab dialog that opens, select Settings in the User Profiles section.

User Profiles Settings

Step 5. In the next dialog, there is a list of profiles on the system. Select the profile that you want to remove and select Delete. Then confirm by choose OK.

Option 4. Delete through Regedit

Step 1. Press Windows + R to open Run, and type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor.

Step 2. Browse by following the path below:

-> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList[SID]

✍Caution: Check on each folder until you found the profile that you want to delete. You can see the name of that Profile SID by looking at the Profile Image Path at the SID pane.


Step 3. Simply right-click the SID Folder of the profile that you want to delete then click Delete.

Delete SID Folder

Supplement: efficiently sync your crucial files in Windows Server

When you are considering transferring your personal data from one PC to another PC, or you want to execute Server 2019 delete user profile while using simultaneously with another account, you can choose to sync your files with a powerful sync software----AOMEI Backupper Server.

​​​​✿4 sync options: you are allowed to choose among Basic Sync, Real-time Sync, Mirror Sync, and Two-Way Sync. This software can perfectly be the best alternative to Dropbox.
✿Automatic sync: it enables you to set a schedule sync so that you can save efforts and leave no worry about forgetting sync tasks.
✿For compatibility: it can run smoothly on all file systems, such as NTFS, FAT32, FAT, ReFS, etc. And all the Windows systems, including Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2019, 2022, SBS (including the R2 version), and Windows 11/10/8/7/XP/Vista. And sync USB with Google Drive.

Now click the below download link and try to sync your files.

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Step 1. Launch AOMEI Backupper and select Basic Sync after choosing Sync tab on the left page.

File Sync

You can also use other sync modes: 
✿ Real-Time Sync: It will monitor and sync files and its changes in real-time, so you can reduce data loss as much as possible in a disaster. 
✿ Mirror Sync: It helps you to avoid arbitrarily add, modify or delete files in the destination folder.
✿ Two Way SyncIt monitor changes in both source directory and destination, and sync to the other side if any change made in either one of them. 

Step 2. Click Add Folders to select files you want to sync. And then expand the drop-down menu of the second bar and choose Select a local path.

Select a Local Path

Step 3. If you want to set a schedule sync, you can click the below Schedule Sync and choose Start Sync to start your sync task.

Schedule Sync Files


In this article, we provide you with 4 easy ways to execute Windows Server 2019 delete user profile. And if you want to transfer your files from your previous account to another account or you want to transfer files among different PC, AOMEI Backupper Server is efficient and helpful.

Maggie · Editor
Maggie is a technical editor from AOMEI and troubleshoots technical problems against data protection. She has received professional and systematic technical training. With a focus on user experience, security, and problem-solving, she always puts herself in the readers' shoes and provides them with valuable technical insights.