Profile folder contents copied to user desktop - cannot stop

Posted on 2004-10-29
Last Modified: 2010-04-14

This one is stumping me, only because I've never ran into it before and trying to find the right search keywords to avoid 1000's of wrong search results is annoying me.

Here is the scenerio:

Small office with all workstations using Windows 2000
Domain server running Windows 2000 Adv. Server

One user needed to work from home due to an illness, so Terminal Services was added to this user's permissions.  After she logged in from home, the entire contents (NTUSER, and other hidden files) are copied to her desktop.

She can delete these folders, then log off, I then log on under the admin account on the local machine and kill her profile, but when she logs on again, the same desktop appears with the All User desktop and just the CONTENTS of her roaming profile from the server.

I know this has been a topic in the past, but again, trying to find the right keywords is not pointing me to an answer, so I just paid $50 to joint the Premium Services, and I might as well use it.  :)

Thanks in advance,

Question by:loral
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    Check the Terminal Services Profile path - maybe it's wrong?
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    Actually, I tried to edit my post.  At this point, I don't want this logon to use TS at all. She now has a TS logon just for that purpose.

    I only want to get her "in house" logon to display the icons and desktop as it was before whatever TS did.

    I hope this clarifies my question.

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    Only time I've seen something like this is when folders have been redirected to the same place without specific folders set for each item - As the desktop is pointing at \\someserver\someshare\%userprofile% - so is eveything else which effectively dumps everything into the same location as desktop. I'd check the existing roaming profile and maybe recreate it,

    Deb :))

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