User Home Directories with Terminal Server 2003 and Windows 2003 AD Domain

Posted on 2005-04-17
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Hi guys,
Any help appreciated.

I need some advice.

Im setting up a Windows 2003 Terminal Server with Citrix on it, so that New Zealand domain users can log on to it and launch published Citrix applications. The Terminal Serve will be located in Australia.
What would be a best practice approach to domain users home directories?
All domain users have roaming profiles with the My Documents folder redirected to a file and print server.
By default, if the users log on to a terminal server through citrix, will their home folders "double up", that is, be downloaded to the terminal server if I dont make any changes?
Im a bit concerned about this, and really at this stage dont know what to do.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Question by:Simon336697
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    If you are going to use roaming profiles, I recommend putting your file server on the same LAN as your terminal server.  If you are only using one terminal server, with a limited number of users, and you have the applications configured so that there is no indivdual setup required, you don't even need roaming or terminal services profiles, really.
    Yes, their folders will double up.  There will be a copy in the c:\documents & Settings\username folder of the server, and on the roaming profile path.  It is possible to delete the local profile using a script, but that is beyond the bounds of this question.
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    Thanks kierilf!

    I have decided to disallow roaming profiles, because the users default file and print server are over the wan link, on a different subnet to the Terminal Server. By allowing them would cause unnecessary traffic over the wan link.
    I have also set up a script to modify their netlogon script, so that if users are logging on to a terminal server, no network drives are mapped for them, otherwise, their normal netlogon.bat runs.

    Thanks for your help.


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