31 comments on “Sidder v2.0: Quickly see which User Profile Disk maps to which Domain User (and more)
  1. Eric says:

    Arjan,

    What a great improvements! all the missing features are in there :)
    Keep up the good work!

  2. jones1337 says:

    Great tool! A very common “solution” is to simply remove the profile and let the user login again creating a new UPD. But sometimes you don’t want to risk user loosing any data so instead of DELETING it you rename the current VHDX to _backup.vhdx and let the user login to create a new one. So maybe add a feature to not only DELETE the VHDX but also “rename to backup”?

  3. Aurimas says:

    Great update! Some additional features I would like to have starting with most wanted:
    1. Copy paste the sidder contents for working with it in spreadsheet for auditing purposes etc.
    2. More stats like: 500 UVHD files found. 45 Locked from server RDS1. 22 Locked from server RDS2 etc.
    3. If number 2 is possible then filtering would be useful (show only locked, show only locked from server x etc.).

    • Arjan Mensch says:

      Hi Aurimas.
      Nice suggestions! I like 2. and 3. especially. I’ll look into those for sure.
      About 1. I never meant this tool to be used for other purposes than making admins more lazy (a lazy admin is a good admin!). Especially for quickly managing the profile disks.
      Auditing profile disks? For what reasons would you want that in relation to managing the disks?

      • Aurimas says:

        Hey Arjan,
        maybe it’s just me, but when using per device and per user CALs on same RDS servers, I found it easier to calculate the actual number of users by counting the profile disks and listing their owners.

      • Arjan Mensch says:

        Hi Aurimas,
        This will work for users, but how do you use this for devices?

  4. Wesley says:

    Arjan,

    This is a very nice tool to have. One suggestion I have is the ability to expand and resize the windows would be great. Other than that a great tool?

    Regards,
    Wesley

  5. Michel says:

    Hi there,

    This was a time saviour for me – just discovered it today (version 2.1).

    Only problem : I tried to maximize the screen in order to be able to see both the full VHD names and the usernames they match up to, but the window won’t maximize, so I have to do a lot of horizontal scrolling back and forth to correctly match everything.

    Any chance of allowing the windows to be expanded/maximized ?

    Michel

  6. Wesley Niens says:

    Hello Arjan,

    how does the sorting function work, it only sorts the first number with me ( so with the dates it starts with the date of the day starting with a 1 ( so 1 11 12)

    • Arjan Mensch says:

      Hi Wesley,
      If you click on “Last Change” it will sort alphabetically, clicking it again will reverse the sort. This is true for all header fields.
      So in short, it’s a simple alphabetical sort, treating all data as text basically.

  7. Great tool! Please, make program window resizable, use proper sort method for ‘Last change’ and ‘Size (MB)’ columns and add option to export list in CSV file. Thx!

  8. Geert Royemans says:

    I’m getting an error when trying to read the UVHD folder :(
    “Error getting UVHD files. Try restarting Sidder with administrative rights.” but I’m already running it as Administrator.

    • Arjan Mensch says:

      Hi Geert,

      Are you able to browse the contents of the UVHD folder from Windows Explorer with the same useraccount? If explorer tells you you need access and presents a popup in which you need to confirm this you might have to add your useraccount explicitly to the NTFS rights in your folder structure.

      • Eric says:

        We are getting the same error, using a Domain Admin account starting via “ran as administrator”. We can browse via Windows Explorer to the UVHD folder and see everything fine. Also, we tried downloading the latest file and it says version 2.0.0.0?

      • Arjan Mensch says:

        @Eric,

        Did you download it here: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Sidder-Quickly-see-which-fa6360b3 ?
        If so, then the version is probably a display issue. Does it have the functions mentioned in this post?
        Also, the latest update (under that link) should fix the not enough rights issue.. I cannot reproduce it using that version.

      • Brandon Krall says:

        We are seeing the same error under the same circumstances in our organization. This is running the latest version posted on TechNet (2.1.0.0).

  9. dtorro says:

    Hey Arjan,

    Just a small bug here.
    When I sort on last change in format DD-MM-YYYY it is sorting on the first character instead of date.

    • Arjan Mensch says:

      Hey dtorro,

      Not a bug, I just didn’t think it through. All data is sorted as text.
      See my comment to Wesley Niens’ comment on this same page ;)

      I’ll have this fixed in the next version. I have a business trip coming up, but will post a revised version (proper sorting, resizable window, backup before delete, data export) sometime when I get back (2nd half of May).

  10. Henning says:

    Just a little feature request: Show UPN together in addition to username/samaccountname.

  11. Daniel says:

    Hi, great tool.

    I have a few suggestion for the next release.

    1) Can you add a column showing the actual UVHD total disk size?
    2) Can you add a percentage used column for each UVHD?
    3) If possible incorporate the Powershell commands to resize VHD’s, obviously the tool would have to be run on a HyperV server.

    Thanks

    Dan

  12. Stephen Turner says:

    The ability to export to CSV and/or use a scheduled task would be ideal. Awesome tool though – thanks very much.

  13. dtorro says:

    1 Do you think its possible to script a function to “close open file” on a given fileshare/path
    2 It would also be great if the tool saved it’s settings somewhere

    – thanks

  14. David says:

    Hi Arjan,

    It would be great if you could extend this tool so that when run on a RDS session host it could identify the details of the disk that each vhdx is mounted as. We have run into several occasions where we had to dismount a particular users profile disk (it was stuck) and identifying the specific disk under disk management was quite painful. We tried a few powershell commands but couldn’t readily connect the dots.

  15. Nige says:

    This is Brilliant Thanks

  16. jorden says:

    Hope you didn’t forget about this!! Great tool! excited for update!

  17. Mr Daniel H Stockwell says:

    another idea would be to have a search on the username, eg if i know “myuser26” is having issues search for that UPD

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