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Hi, I am planning to upgrade my existing terminal server to more robust hardware.  I plan on using Round Robin for load balancing on two brand new servers. How do I move profiles to the new servers from the old terminal server when they are doing load balancing and round robin?  Where do I store my user profiles?  I do not want to recreate 80 profiles?  What is the best approach for me to take?

My system manager asked me a question!  Hey!! What happens to the profiles when a user logs on for the first time?  Does a copy of the profile live on both servers?  Help!!
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Where do I store my user profiles?  I dont know where to place my user profiles if I go roud robin or Network Load Balanced Cluster.
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Sam Panwar earned 2000 total points
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Hi,

You can use both for it .

But Network load balance is better for you in this case.because round robin work on dns its just tranfer your reqest but load balancing balance your traffic so i think load balancing is better.

Preserving a session is not analogous to preserving user data. It is quite possible to manage two or more Terminal servers with load balancing in a way that allows a user to connect to any server and have appropriate access, simply by storing user data and user profiles external to the Terminal servers. Then the servers need only look to this common store for user profiles and storage. Users have the same experience no matter which server they connect to.


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