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CONFIGURE ROAMING PROFILES

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What would be the most efficient way to configure roaming profiles taking the following points in consideration?

- The server has space issues, the profiles might have to be store on another server
- Users have to log in with Terminal Server and open a session on the server, of course this profile doesn't match the preerences, desktop elements, IE favorites, etc
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1.create a new folder on the server (i usaly hide the share ie profiles$) Then go in to active directory (or SBS user MMC) in to the user account, then go to profile tab in the server you select.

here you can add the path to the profile folder (ie "\\server\profiles$\nigel") or you can replace the user with "%username%" and it will automaticly make that folder with the user account (easyer for copy paste) then log the users off, and in again, then out once more, and you should see the profiles copied in to that new folder on the server for you.

http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/b41402c2-c982-4bfb-891e-91b47f211e181033.mspx?mfr=true

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316353

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314478

2.Use the terminal server profile rather than the regular profile in AD (properties of user account) and save the profile to a network share.  You can also create an OU and put it in a group policy.
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by:Henrik Johansson
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To handle the space problem on the file server with roaming profile storage and to follow profile best practice with logon/logoff performance etc, you should configure folder redirection GPOs to place documents/desktop on another file server.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc782799.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781907.aspx
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