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Group Policies and Terminal Services

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Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I am running 2 Windows 2000 Terminal Servers using group policies and roaming profiles. I was doing folder redirection for desktop settings, but have removed that as I assumed this was not working properly for me. The issue I was having was that when a user deleted a folder that was on the desktop or tried to move to say My Documents it did so for that session. They would log off, and the next day log back onto TS. The folders were back on the desktop along with being in My Docs and the recycle bin? I removed the desktop redirection figuring this was the problem, but it has not stopped this? Am I denying rights somewhere along the line that is causing them from being allowed to make the desktop changes? They have full control over their \\tsprofileserver\username folder? I do see that when the folder in question is deleted it removes it from the roaming profile server, but the local copy still exists, so when they log off that local copy gets pushed to the roaming profile server.
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Are they ever logged into to TS sessions at once? I assume their AD profile shows \\tfprofileserver\username as their profile? You can always create a new user w/ roaming profile that doesn't have a GPO applied (perhaps in a test OU that blocks inheritance) and see if even a "new from scratch" account has the same symptoms.


No to the TS session question, and I have created one that does block for myself and it worked fine. I must have some setting in there that is causing this to happen, but it's only with desktopo settings. These users can modify or delete folders in My Docs and that does stick after logging off and back on.
It looks like only the desktop folder itself has a problem then as your initial post suggested. Are there any errors in the server logs?

Also, there are some troubleshooting tips on this page:

Also here's a folder redirection link which also may help troubleshooting (although it sounds like you've already backed this out):

Let us know of the logs show anything.

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Also, take a look at this tool: http://tinyurl.com/yulof


not a single error in the event logs. I did make the changes as outlined in your first link to the roaming profile path, as I used to specify thru AD users and computers. Now the odd thing with this is, it's only happening on 1 of my 2 terminal servers, the other one is fine?

Is that a change from previous? If so maybe some replication will fix it.
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