Modify TEMP Location within a Terminal Service Session Win2000

Posted on 2004-04-02
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Last Modified: 2010-04-12

I have a problem with the Temp folder location for each of my users as they log into a terminal session.

It is that I cannot seem to modify the Environment path to show their "%homedrive%\%UserName%\Temp" on another server. Everytime they log on they get the local temp profile for the server they are on. This would not normally be a problem but we have roundrobin enabled so the user is not guaranteed to have the same temp folder when he logs on as we have 3 servers within this they have a 1 in 3 chance of getting the Temp folder with their files in.
I have heard that their maybe a registry hack for this but I cannot find it. also maybe it could be achieved through a logon script in VB as I have limited knowledge with VB I am not sure how toi progress this.

This is very important to me so I will award 500 points.

I will be very gratefull for any help on this


Question by:DarrenJackson

Accepted Solution

visioneer earned 2000 total points
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Here's how I've done it in the past and it's worked great.

Create a file with Notepad called ENVIRON.KEY and put it in your system32 directory, with the contents as follows:

    TEMP = REG_EXPAND_SZ %homedrive%\%UserName%\Temp
    TMP = REG_EXPAND_SZ %homedrive%\%UserName%\Temp
    TMPDIR = REG_EXPAND_SZ %homedrive%\%UserName%\Temp

Next, edit the logon script for your Terminal Server (I like to change the USRLOGON.CMD file in the system32 directory) and add this to the top of the script:

regini %windir%\system32\environ.key > nul

This will merge the registry settings for the temp folder location.  Note that this will take effect the NEXT time they log in, after this change has been applied.  However, once it is applied, it should stay that way.

Author Comment

ID: 10748014
Many thanks for this visioneer. You are right it works a treat.

Thankyou very much


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