User Profile Hive Cleanup Service

Interesting little tool from Microsoft. Supports 2k, NT, Server 2k3, and XP. What UPHC does is makes sure that the user is completely terminated before system shutdown. That way, the system doesn’t wait for timeouts for third party services before shutting down and instead monitors those third party services and disconnects them upon shutdown.
I would assume that means that for a quick shutdown, that’s another resource taken by some service. Oh well. It doesn’t quite beat our 3 second shutdown time in Linux (initng) or the 15 second bootup time (linux initng) but we’ll take whatever performance we can get out of slowpoke Windows.
Via Microsoft