Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Terminal Server 2008 - forcing users to save on a network share

Posted on 2011-02-22
2
Medium Priority
?
504 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hello,

I have shares created for users and departments on a file server. Those shares are mapped with a script when a user loggs in to the domain on their computers. Users save folders to those mapped drives.
The same applies when they log in to Terminal Server - Win 2008.

When they log in to TS however, they stop using the mapped drives to save files. They save into their profiles on TS - Desktop or My Documents.

I do not backup computers or user profiles on the TS.
Second, file management is much easier if they are located in designated locations.
Third, whey their profiles grow OS drive on TS gets Low Disk space warnings and we have to go through the 'move' files proces.


Is there a way to prevent / force users to save into the mapped shares when they log in to Terminal Server?
0
Comment
Question by:Mezczyzna
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
Forror earned 1600 total points
ID: 34953200
In active directory you can set The Terminal Services User Profile Path and TS home folder paths to their user shared folders
0
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:chuck-williams
chuck-williams earned 400 total points
ID: 34953458
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=7f272fff-9a6e-40c7-b64e-7920e6ae6a0d&displaylang=en

I used this years ago to help me lock down terminal servers. Many of the settings you see here will apply to Windows 2008. The best thing to do is set up a configuration and use a test user to verify. There are many ways around explorer so it takes a few tries to get the final effect you are wanting.

Its been a few years since I set up terminal server, but i know there are several explorer settings you will want to try in conjunction with Group Policy loopback processing mode. Let me know if you need more and I can scan through some old articles.
0

Featured Post

Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V

Task Manager for Hyper-V provides critical information that allows you to monitor Hyper-V performance by displaying real-time views of CPU and memory at the individual VM-level, so you can quickly identify which VMs are using host resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Group policies can be applied selectively to specific devices with the help of groups. Utilising this, it is possible to phase-in group policies, over a period of time, by randomly adding non-members user or computers at a set interval, to a group f…
In the absence of a fully-fledged GPO Management product like AGPM, the script in this article will provide you with a simple way to watch the domain (or a select OU) for GPOs changes and automatically take backups when policies are added, removed o…
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
Sometimes it takes a new vantage point, apart from our everyday security practices, to truly see our Active Directory (AD) vulnerabilities. We get used to implementing the same techniques and checking the same areas for a breach. This pattern can re…

618 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question