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GPO - setting path for ts roaming profiles

Posted on 2010-03-29
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Last Modified: 2012-05-09
Hi, I will soon have all my users logging in to a brand new esxi server hosting 4 windows 2008r2 instances which would be controlled by 2x load balancing software. i need to use the"set path for ts roaming profiles" for my users, but im not sure how exactly to implement that.

right now they all have a mapped network folder on the file server which is //server/users/username_folder  which they keep their files.

what i dont know yet is if i can use \\server\users\%username (%username translating in to whatever user that command runs for)

Is this the correct patch to use so it loads users exact profile stored in the file server?

i still dont know exactly know how the TS roaming profile works. so any help or comands would be appriciated.
Question by:Comptx
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ID: 29022952

Please dont do this. Login profile is different from the TS profile. If you do not implement any roaming profiles, then login profile stores on the local computer (called local profile) and TS profile is stored on the TS itself. But as there are lots of users, logging in to the terminal server at a time, to reduce the load on the TS, people generally implement TS roaming profiles.
This can be achieved simply by providing a path (should be other than the path for roming user profile) in the 'Terminal Server Profile' tab in the user's properties.



Author Comment

ID: 29023065
so path would be \\server\users\   (where all the user's folders are?)

Accepted Solution

ARK-DS earned 2000 total points
ID: 29224737
No... You must give a different path for a TS profile.

As you might to give different permissions, right to a user when he is in TS session. YOu might want to lock down the TS session. Thats the reason these two profiles are different and there is different place where you specify their paths....
Create a new share on any server and use that as the path for TS profiles...



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