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I'm in the process of setting up Terminal Services for about 30 users.  They'll only be running one program in their RDC sessions, which I've already set up using Group Policy.  Here's the problem...  They need to be able to create PDF's (using Adobe PDF) and save them to a public share (on another server).

So, the PDF Printer is setup and working fine, the public share is the problem.  I've tried every method I know of to make that drive map, but it won't work.

Logon scripts won't run (in Terminal Services), foler redirection doesn't seem to work, I've even edited the script which calls our initial program so it maps the drive... to no avail.
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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Why are you using a script to have the users only use a single program when this can be configured in their AD Profile on the Environment Tab.  Then on the Terminal Services Profile tab, you can have a specific drive mapping set up under Terminal Service Home Folder which should work for what you are doing.

If you want to enable these things for all users, instead of making these configuration settings on the user account properties, make them on the TS Connection's Properties in Terminal Services Configuration Manager > Connections > RDP-Tcp > Right click for Properties.

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I'm enforcing the single program via Group Policy... I'm only using a script to make the drive mapping work (which it won't).   Could you explain how to make the mapping in the Terminal Service Home Folder more clearly?
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I think perhaps I misread what you are wanting to do... sorry about that.

If you are just needing to have pdf output saved in a specific location, why does the share need to be mapped?  Can't you specify the default location to save within Acrobat?  If so, then you just specify the UNC location, ie, \\SERVERNAME\PublicShare.  Personally, I don't use Acrobat for this, I use DeskPDF:
http://www.sessioncomputing.com/review_deskPDF.htm

But if you do want to specify any policy that would apply to the server itself, you need to enable Group Policy Loopback Processing:
http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/51c1def5-8840-4a6e-83af-e542038316671033.mspx?mfr=true

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