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Moving Documents and Settings folder onto the second hard drive

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Hi,

My Terminal server is getting low on space. I want to move the folder of Documents and Settings to a drive D: which has more space. Is it possible? or what other options do I have beside rebuilt the server with alot of hard drive space.

thanks for your help,
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by:bmonroe44
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Use folder redirection in active directory or you can just right click on My Documents and change the path to your new drive.
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i dont think you can move entire Documents and Settings folder from root partition, windows xp ( assume you have xp) will need that folder by default,  but you can definitely move subfolders to another partition by regediting
go to regedit and find following key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>Microsoft>Windows>CurrentVersion>Explorer>User Shell Folders  
and
HKEY_CURRENT_USER>SOFTWARE>Microsoft>Windows>CurrentVersion>Explorer>User Shell Folders
on the right hand side is where those String Values are, and you can modify and redirect your folder path by editing them.
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by:Americom
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If you're just concerning about the Terminal Services User profiles, you may want to take a look at this:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc783578.aspx
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Q_23829876.html
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