New to Windows Terminal services 2003

Hello All:

I"m very new to terminal services.

I setup TS on a server box and installed an quality application. The application created a virtual drive for home directories. The users on this system will not save to home directories just to application data directories as part of the setup.


1.) How do I change the default users directories when they log in? When I test login I get a screen that I normally get when I logon on locally with access to change the server and even the "Manage my server" screen appears. I don't want that for my regular users. They need the application to open up.

2.) When I  login, it takes an a long time to login (few seconds) to get to that screen. Also when I log off, it takes a few seconds to close the session. My server is a DELL 2850 Xeon 3.2 with 2 procs and 4GB RAM. The server is on a domain therefore the DC holds the licensing.

What could I be missing? Is there a direct resource that I can go to to help me configure this?

Thank You all for your help.

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1) GPO for TS is described here:
MSFT best practices here:
More tips:

2) The first time you logon and logoff, the server has to do a lot of profile management. Subsequent logon and logoff should be faster.

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