Home Directories and Profiles in Terminal Server 2003
Posted on 2005-04-22
I have a Terminal Server 2003 with Licensing Server on the same box.
I have a problem.
All application settings (eg.ini file setttings) for the application are not being transferred into user's home folders.
I go to install a program, so I have done the following:
Firstly - put the Terminal Server into install mode.
I have tried:
- change user /install (then installed the program) then change user /execute
- Add Remove Programs (then install)
What am I doing wrong here????
I have setup local home directories for each user for Terminal Services.
When they logon, they get a local terminal service home directory in:
d:\tsusers\<username> (I set this through group policy)
I set up these users to use local terminal service profiles in:
C:\Documents and Settings\<terminal server username>
Should the termnal server home directory and terminal server profile be in the same path?????
How do I know if when publishing this application that the app will function properly?
Im a bit confused as to the best practice here.
Im going to be using Citrix to publish these applications on the same box, so do I have to go through all this anyway?
Does it make a difference if the the users dont have these ini file settings anyway per application?
These same users have Windows domain user home directories and user profiles.
I wanted to give each user a DIFFERENT home directory and profile just for terminal servers, so I defined these in group policy. This seems to work, but the ini file settings when I go through a change user /install are not copying the application data to each users home directory/profile (should they be in the ts profile or home directory???)
Any help on clearing this mess up would be greatly appreciated.