What is the best way to create and maintain multiple (nearly) identical user folders?
Posted on 2008-11-11
First, a little background. We are setting up a (virtual) Windows Server 2003 machine as a secure terminal server, used to connect to customer locations. As part of the security, we have created multiple "virtual" users in AD, where each user account is named VUser1 to VUser20, or whatever. The actual user starts a client application on their desktop that logs into the TS server (using Remote Desktop) as one of the predefined virtual users.
There is a requirement that each actual user who logs in as one of these virtual users have exactly the same environment (application settings, etc). Also, as time goes by and the environment needs change, we will need to update all these user folders with new files and such.
What is the best way to approach this? Someone mentioned the default user profile, but I haven't been able to find much information on this. Also, that doesn't address the maintenance issue.
FYI, I am primarily a programmer, not a systems guy, so what may be obvious to you may not be obvious to me...
Thanks for any help