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terminal services profile location

Posted on 2008-10-06
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Last Modified: 2010-04-18

I have set my users profile and home directory to be on my D drive on my server, the homedirectory bit works ok and all her my documents get copied to this location, but her profile gets written to C and I have specified in ad for her profile to be on D:/profiles//user1 but it doesnt load,can anyone help?
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dblake15 earned 1500 total points
ID: 22650406
For roaming profiles you usually want to create a UNC path.   You can also make it easy by putting an environmental variable called osver and put the UNC path in there,  then point to that varialbe in ad. Example %osver%\username

that would pull up the profile.  

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ID: 22650467
I'm slightly confused, I set up the UNC path but it still loaded the profile on C:
the unc path is \\servername\profiles\user1
how do use this osver?

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ID: 22650488
sorry it does copy the profile to D: but it also copies to C

Expert Comment

ID: 22650559
it will always copy to C:\ when you first login into that server.  Then when you logoff it writes it back to the UNC path you have specified.

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