You can try changing the scratch disk to any other drive so that Photoshop will not occupy space for RAM memory.
1 person found this helpful
Maybe you came up with another solution in the meantime. Oh and I guess Mohit Goyal completely misunderstood your question. I also translated your request using Google Translator, but I was able to get the gist so far. Lucky me! :-)
We had the very same issue in my office. Limited profile storage (200 MB), opening any Adobe application immediately results in users being unable to log off due to exceeded profile storage.
What I tried:
I tried to redirect the settings path via registry "HKCU\Software\Adobe\[......]", but this only works as long as your new settings path lies on the same drive (e.g. Adobe CC was installed on your system drive C:, therefore the settings path can only be (elsewhere) on C: as well). Redirecting this to a network share (mapped as a network drive) doesn't work, the new registry value will simply be overridden with its default value, which is the user's roaming AppData. Redirecting those folders out of the user's roaming AppData was not an acceptable solution as our computers loose any locally made changes by simply rebooting the machine.
What I did:
First of all, I'm not very happy with the solution I came up with, but anyway, this is better than nothing. We're using robocopy to copy the user's current Adobe folder to a network share, then we simply restore that folder when the user is logging in. We also exclude the entire Adobe folder from the roaming profile using GPO. As we have only a few users who really need specific settings when they work with Photoshop or whatever. Other users are perfectly fine with the default settings, this is why the following "workaround" works for my company quite good so far.
- Exclude "AppData\Roaming\Adobe" via GPO (User Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > User Profiles > Exclude directories in roaming profile)
- Create a new security group in your AD, name it to something like "Redirected_Adobe_Settings"
- Create a new share (preferably on your file server), edit NTFS permissions:
"Full control" for Administrators and SYSTEM --> Applies to "This folder, subfolders and files"
"Read & execute" for your newly created group "Redirected_Adobe_Settings" --> Applies to "This folder only"
- Created for each user a new subfolder within that share, name that folder like your users' logon name
- Give each user "full control" to his personal folder
- Add a logon script via GPO (User Configuration > Windows Settings > Scripts):
robocopy \\server\adobe_redirected_settings$\%username% %appdata%\Adobe /MIR
- Add a logoff script via GPO (User Configuration > Windows Settings > Scripts):
robocopy %appdata%\Adobe \\server\adobe_redirected_settings$\%username% /MIR
If you have more than a handful of users, you should consider adding "CREATOR OWNER" to your NTFS permissions. Don't forget to add a "mkdir" command to your logon/logoff script to ensure the user creates a new folder (so you don't have to manually assign their permissions). We're doing this manually as we don't want everyone to be able to store files on that share. Our users love to store everything literally anywhere, that's why we even hide that share for our users. And that's also the reason why our security group has read only access on that folder. Of course, they're still able to store their files on that share in their Adobe settings folder. But we've informed our users that any improper usage will be detected and immediately deleted. In short, we periodically check those folders.
You perhaps don't want to simply redirect the user settings to a share like we do, so you could simply use robocopy to move those files to another folder (e.g. C:\Temp). Robocopy has another switch you could use to achieve this. Simply use /MIR instead of /MIR and point to a local directory and use the GPO setting mentioned in step one.
I hope I was able to help, Good luck!