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Temporary Profiles for RDP Users on 2K8 R2 Terminal Server

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Microsoft Server OSWindows Server 2008
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We have two terminal servers (2K3 R2 and 2K8 R2).  Each user accesses only one of the two terminal servers on a daily basis.  Each user (i.e. ‘jsmith’) has a dedicated terminal server user accounts (i.e. ‘jsmithRDP’) and these are stored on a DFS share.  We use separate accounts rather than using terminal server profile paths for GPO processing reasons.

When users connect to the 2K8 R2 machine, they always get a temporary profile that won't save changes.  Of course, everything works fine on the 2K3 R2 machine.

I have checked to make sure the users are not members of the domain guests group as that seems to be a common issue.

Since we rely heavily on GPO to customize the environment, I also tried moving the RDP user accounts to another OU in Active Directory.  This was just to isolate AD from the equation – again no luck.

Ideas?
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