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We are setting up a Citrix farm (2 server).  We don't want the user profiles to reside on either of the servers as this would cause confusion if a user logs into a different server than they did previous.  I ahve been told that I need to use roaming profiles.  After doing some reserach I noticed that our current domain configuration will not allow me to modify the user properties to add profile locations to home directories for TS Logins.  Can someone tell me what i need to do so I can store my users profiels on a share seperate than our MetaFrame servers.

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What exactly do you mean with "our current domain configuration will not allow me to modify the user properties to add profile locations to home directories for TS Logins"? Assuming that this is a W2k3 domain, the terminal server profile path can be set in the user's properties in the ADUC MMC. Note that this is completely independent of the "regular" roaming profile path.
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Yes I understand.  I am user ADUC to test this profile function.  But, when I go to add a profile location to home directory location I get an access denied.  I found out this is do to a doamin policy that won't allow us to add these TS preferences.  I need an alternative idea.
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I'm afraid you'll have to talk to the administrator who set up the policy to deny you access to the user's profile. If you can't change the user's properties, you obviously can't assign him a romaing profile. Either he has to give you access to the user's properties, or he has to enter the proper profile paths for you.
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Ok.  I was looking for other options than using the user properties.  Thanks anyway.
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Btw.: The terminal services profile location is in its own tab, it's not at the same location were you enter the "regular" profile and the home directory.
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Yes, I know.
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Just making sure; better safe than sorry.
Just in case: MS finally added some useful tools for command line management (dsadd.exe, dsmod.exe, etc.) to W2k3, but they forgot again to include the TS settings in those.
If you ever feel like configuring a user's TS settings from the command line, you can use tscmd.exe from Somarsoft (http://www.somarsoft.com/; it's in the "Free Tools" section). You might even try if it lets you change the profile setting, in case it's only the GUI that's blocked, but I somewhat doubt that.
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I don't have access to that area of the user properties.  I am looking for alternative options to either Sync profiles between servers or to keep them off the TS servers.

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Why is the other admin giving you a hard time with this? If necessary, talk to your boss about it, maybe he can move something.
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It's a large corporation.  It won't happen.
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