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Terminal Services: Don't download roaming profile

Posted on 2004-10-13
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We're using Windows Server 2003 Standard to provide Terminal Services access to staff via Thin Clients.
Most of our users have roaming profiles enabled and, while this is fine for logging on to normal PCs, we'd like a custom profile (the Default profile on the Server) to be used rather than their existing profile.

Essentially a user can login to any PC an have their roaming profile follow them, however if they login to the TS server their roaming profile is ignored and the Default Profile on the server is used.

Can this be achieved in any way ?

Thanks and Regards
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mdiglio earned 300 total points
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Hello,

You could try using Group Policy.
First put the TS servers in their own ou
Computer configuration >> administrative templates >> system >>user profiles :
Enable the policies
Only allow local user profiles
and
Prevent Roaming Profile changes from propagating to the server

Hope this is what you're looking for
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by:harleyjd
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The other option is to create a TS roaming profile in a seperate share on the server. Under the user's AD object set the Terminal Server Profile to the new share. Setting this profle will override the standard profile when loggin on to the TS.
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Thanks for your help guys.
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